Gerald “Jerry” Allen Emerson of St. Peters, Missouri was born February 16, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 in St. Louis at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 25 days.
On September 12, 1964 he married Carolyn Vaughn.
Jerry served honorably in the Army National Guard from 1960-1968. He enjoyed building birdhouses, working in his yard and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Emerson; and brother, James “Jim” Emerson.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Emerson; two sons, Richard Allen Emerson and Christopher Allen (Monica Bonita) Emerson; one sister, Barb (Paul) Thomasson; brother, Larry Emerson; three granddaughters, Shelby Jurue Emerson, Kerstie Michelle Whittaker and Reachel Whittaker; two great-granddaughters, Alexandria Whittaker and Ryan Whittaker; two brothers-in-law, James “Jim” (Joyce) Vaughn and Dennis (Robin) Vaughn; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Rick Haggett officiating. Special music of “The Last Best Place” and “I am Near the Gate” was sung by Dennis on guitar, Robin and Allison Vaughn.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Roberts Cemetery, Salem, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Richard Emerson, Christopher Emerson, Dennis Vaughn, Jason Vaughn, Jarid Vaughn and Scott Stice.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.