Gerald (Jerry) George
Gerald Wallis “Jerry” George, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at his home. He was born November 12, 1952, in Camp Polk, Louisiana, the son of the late Robert and Bernice (Wallis) George.
Jerry was a 1971 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era and retired from GTE in California, in 1991. He was very involved with the American Legion, Eagles Club. He was a hobby farmer, a truck driver and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ Church.
On August 10, 1973, he married Theresa “Teri” Phillips, in Mt. Vernon.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Teri, of the home; two daughters, Heather Daugherty and her husband, Tony, of Mt. Vernon and Kelly Dejong and her husband, Joseph, of Miller, Missouri; one son, Robert George, of Mt. Vernon; five grandchildren, four sisters, three brothers, two sister-in-law’s and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, Robert and Bernice, preceded him in death.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Gary Ewing Park, in Mt. Vernon. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Legion Scholarship Fund or the Eagles Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at this website.
11:00 a.m. on July 8, 2017