Jerry passed away July 16, 2016 at his home in West Point, MS after a long battle with colorectal cancer. He was reared in Webster County MS by his grandparents J.W and Ola Hamilton. He attended Walthall Schools and graduated from Mathiston High School. Jerry was a member of Lollars Grove Baptist Church of Eupora, MS and resided in Eupora for more than 36 years where he reared 2 children David and Angel Tucker. He was a member of the Army National Guard and retired from Babcock and Wilcox a McDermott corporation after 41 years of service.
Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and handyman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, wood working and all around tinkering. If something was broken, he could fix it!!! He had a knack for buying, selling and trading and loved helping others. His sense of humor was known by all, and his smile was contagious. Jerry will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 5.5 months Sharon, his son David (Amy), daughter Angel Peoples (Jamie) grandchildren J.T and Gracie Peoples and Savannah Tucker, stepchildren Jessica Duncan (Ethan) and Daniel Coggins, sisters Gracie T. Beard (Neil), Marcy T. Daves and half sister Joan T. Tullos, and nephew Jerry Wayne Beard (Beth Ann) great nephew Carson (Claire, Sam and Charlie Mae) and great niece Bethany(Ty).
Jerry is preceded in death by his grandparents J.W and Ola Hamilton of Mathiston, MS his parents Sallie Fondren of Columbus, MS and Eric Tucker of Jackson, MS and his half brother Leroy Tucker of Jackson, MS
A memorial service will be held at Robinson Funeral Home West Point, MS on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2pm with Rev. Jim Sallee officiating.