Jerrold 'Jerry' DeMeyer


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Jerrold "Jerry" DeMeyer, a resident at Green Forest, Ark., was born on April 7, 1954, in Moline, a son of John Donald and Donna Lee Glanz DeMeyer. He departed this life Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home in Green Forest, at the age of 58.
Visitation was 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Nelson's Green Forest Chapel. Funeral service was 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Green Forest United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Brizzi officiating. Cremation was accorded following the service under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Berryville, Ark.
Jerry worked as a rancher. He also flew for the Ozark Mountain Helicopters for 10 years. He was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations for many years. He loved being in the air flying around the Ozarks. In his spare time, he loved riding his horse, Champ. Jerry enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at Holiday Island and was a member of the D.L.S.G.C. His main love was his family. He cherished every moment he spent with them.
On June 16, 1973, Jerry was united in marriage with Cynthia "Cindy" Fay Michaelson DeMeyer who survives him of the home.
He also is survived by his three sons and one daughter, Colten J. DeMeyer, Green Forest, Eric J. DeMeyer and wife, Jodie, Green Forest, Lacey J. and husband, Phil Colbert, Ozark, Mo., and Dakota J. DeMeyer and wife, Natosha, Green Forest; his mother, Donna DeMeyer, Green Forest; two brothers, Terry DeMeyer, Hampton, and Kevin DeMeyer, Green Forest; six grandchildren, Kendall J. DeMeyer, Isaac Harlyn J. DeMeyer, Emerson Rose J. DeMeyer, Evelyn J. Colbert, Jackson J. Colbert and Ethan J. DeMeyer and another J. on the way; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, John Donald DeMeyer; his father-in-law, Bud Michaelson; and one sister-in-law, Nancy DeMeyer.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.














 



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