Born October 17, 1953 to Elvin H. and Elois K (Consaul) Whisler In Jackson County, Missouri.
Jerry was preceded n death by both sets of grandparents, one brother Ronald Frederick and one nephew Timothy Frederick. He is survived by three brothers Kenneth (Nancy) Whisler, Michael Whisler, and Walter “Bud” (Debbie) Whisler and two sisters Genieva Corum and Mary Jo Chase. He was adored by his nephews Kenneth (Mary) Whisler, Andrew (Yong Hui) Frederick, Charles Frederick and Eric (Brandy) Whisler and nieces Kathy Hunter, Susie (Greg) Hirtz, Mindy Whisler, Michelle , Mary Beth (Brandon) Dean. Jolee (Matt) Crosby, Dayla (Scott) Fullerton, and Shana (Scott} Rainey. Many great nephews and nieces and several great nephews and nieces.
God must have enormous faith in all of us to lose such an incredible spiritual kind man. A strong Christian that served our Lord in So many ways. Jerry was the founder of Feed the People Ministries. For 25 years every Saturday, rain, sleet Ice, snow, Jerry met with a group of volunteers in mostly meager conditions and prepared from scratch a three course meal to take out to the streets of Kansas City. And who can forget his sweet tea? He provided a message of hope through our Lord, Jesus Christ, using worship, music, a hot meal, sweet tea, prayer and a tract. Thousands of homeless people were blessed through this ministry.
Amongst his many accomplishments was his time in the service. Jerry was Airborne Qualified having served with the 82nd Airborne at Ft Bragg, GA and Panama. He returned to serve with the 1st Battalion, 3 US Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) where he was a Section Rider in the Caisson Platoon. He rode the lead white horse.
Jerry’s wishes were for his ashes to spread in Israel on Mount Olive in accordance with Acts 1:9
Acts 1:9 “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were watching, and a cloud took Him up, out of their sight
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Cremation has taken place and visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021 at First Christian Church of Blue Springs, 701 NW 15th Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Due to Jackson County COVID-19 Mandate, masks are to be worn inside during services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry’s name are suggested to causes near to his heart, feeding the homeless, and assisting United States Military Veterans. Memories of Jerry and words of comfort for his family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.