Gerald “Jerry” Stephens, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend passed away August 7, 2022, with his bride of 29 years, Marty, sitting beside him.
Born on April 15, 1949, Jerry lived an adventurous life until his passing at the age of 73.
Jerry accomplished many things. He served as an Airman First Class for the United States Air Force. He worked in various capacities in his life, but he found the most purpose in his painting.
Jerry loved to paint. Whether he was cleaning up the trim around a house, making window frames brand new, or working on home projects, Jerry could be heard whistling or humming along to his favorite genre of music, Classic Rock.
To really see Jerry happy was to see him with his family. Jerry loved family, and if you knew Jerry, then you were family. He was ever the host when it came to gatherings, constantly imposing more food on his guests than they could possibly eat. For some reason, with Jerry, “leftovers” was a bad word. But, Jerry’s cooking almost always guaranteed that there would be no leftovers.
Known for his secret acts of kindness and giving, Jerry most often left those he encountered better than before they met him. His heart for service was much appreciated and accepted by those who received his help. If Jerry knew there was a need, then to the best of his ability, Jerry would fill that need without ever saying a word.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
He is survived by his wife, Marty Stephens, his kids Andrew, Tracy, and Matt and their spouses, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation for the doctors, nurses, and staff who cared for Jerry, providing him with the most kind, courteous, and loving treatment.
We would especially like to thank our friends who have been so important to us through this season.
The family requests privacy during this time.
In lieu of flowers, please send prayers. If you feel compelled to donate, then please donate to the American Cancer Society in the name of Gerald “Jerry” Stephens.