Jerry served his country proudly in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman First Class from December 8, 1959 – March 8, 1970 as well as his Vietnam Service as a United States Marine Corps 3rd Marine Division from July 3, 1966 – August 4, 1967. He was united in marriage to Carrol Aberle on July 20, 1996 in Blue Springs, MO. Jerry worked as the Chief Investigator for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office from 1971 to 1996 before he moved to Blue Springs and started working for the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office in Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed photography, riding motorcycles, watching sports of all kinds, and golfing. Jerry treasured spending time with his family.
Survived by his wife, Carrol White of Blue Springs, MO; children, Katie White of Brooklyn, NJ, Suzanne White of Florida, Madeline Pirollow and husband Pepe of Springfield Township, PA, Laurie Smith and husband Kevin of Blue Springs, MO, Roy Hesterberg and wife Shannon of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Julia Oakes, Francesca White, Genevieve Rodgers, Claire Rodgers, Daniel E. Spyers and wife Anna, Mike Spyers, Hanna Hesterberg, Kayla Hesterberg, Summer Bebe, Hailey Bebe, Shannon Oberlin, Allison Smith; great-grandchildren, Daniel J. Spyers, William Spyers, Everly Oakes, and Cordelia Laureano; sister, Mary Caldwell and husband Luther of Jefferson City, MO; brother, Archie Tucker and wife Christie of Ft. Worth, TX. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Hutchison.
His family will receive family and friends from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel with military honors concluding the service. Memories of Jerry and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.