Gerald Lee Minor

June 13, 1950 - March 5, 2015

06/13/1950 - 03/05/2015

Gerald Lee Minor, “Jerry”, formerly of Hebron, Ohio, and Glen Dale, W.Va., died suddenly at his home in North Fort Myers, Fla., on March 5, 2015. He was 64 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Minor and Helen West Minor, and a brother, David Minor. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Deborah Minor; a son, Bryan Minor and his wife, Maria of Wheeling, W.Va.; a step-son, Eddie Jack, Jr., and his wife, Tami, of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Tim Minor, and his wife, Jacki, of Glen Dale, W.Va.; and a sister, Carole Schmidlin, of Erlanger, Ky.

Jerry loved his eight grandchildren: Emily, Austin, and Maddie Jack of Delaware, Ohio; Brooke Warren of Columbus, Ohio; and Joseph, Monica, Thomas and Luke Minor of Wheeling, W.Va.

He was a retired Warrant Officer with the Ohio Army National Guard, having retired after 20 years of military service with a CW-3 rank.

He was an ironworker out of Ironworkers Local 549 and later had a successful sales career in the HVAC industry. Jerry was an avid hunter and greatly enjoyed the outdoors.

He completed an associate’s degree at The Ohio State University, a bachelor’s degree from Franklin University and earned his MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. Jerry was a member of the last graduating class of Union High School in Marshall County.

Friends will be received from 4-8 pm, Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 am, Friday, March 13, 2015, with the Rev. Keith Forkey officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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David Stiles
8 years ago


I am very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Rest In Peace, Jerry

Erik Schramm
8 years ago

Bryan Maria and Family,

Our condolences on your loss.

Erik Schramm

Betty Duffy
8 years ago

Bryan, Maria & Families,

My thoughts and prayers are with you! The loss of a parent is difficult no matter how old we are! Can’t you just hear the stories in heaven today … as he catches everyone up on the Minor families! Wrap yourselves in all those happy memories!

Freddy & Helen Tyler
8 years ago

Carol,Tim and Family,

We are sorry to hear that Jerry has passed away. We remember growing up with you all in Glen Dale. Seems like only yesterday. We still refer to the house on Tomlinson as the Minor’s house. With our sincere sympathy, Freddy & Helen Tyler

Dorie Ann Miracle
8 years ago

CW3 Minor was a wonderful man. I worked with him for many years during his military career. He was always hardworking and never failed to have a smile. I am deeply sadden by his sudden passing. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Barbara Orphan West
8 years ago

Debbie I am so sorry about Jerry. Please get in touch with me. My phone number is 304-380-5935. I have been trying to find you for years.

Michael Angalich
8 years ago

Good bye old friend. My condolences to the family.

debbi zadai bumgardner
8 years ago

hey debbie cant even imagine what ur going through. u will always have a special place in my heart. if u can call me 304 233 5865.give eddie a hug for me.

Debbie Lipinski Glover
8 years ago

Jerry was a special friend to my brother, Rick Lipinski. I have many great memories of him and so very sorry to hear of his passing. Rick always considered him his closest friend Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barry and Debbie Glover

Donna west Huber
8 years ago

Jerry we were close as small kids growing up. I remember coming to your house family for visits. The Family reunions were so fun, you were funny telling stories and cute too!! I loved being around your family, there was no one like your mom too. Love and will miss ya Jerry. Condolences to the families, so sorry for your loss. Bet he was a great Grandad and Father. Bye cuz–Donna

Beverly Zwayer
8 years ago

Jerry will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Dave Tonneman
8 years ago

Jerry you will be missed. Hope the time in FL was good. Godspeed.The world has lost a good man.

CW3 Robert R Collins
8 years ago

Mr. Minor was the recruiter that brought me into the Warrant Officer Corp. Please accept the condolences of my family and I at this trying time. He was a great man!

Jay Knapp
8 years ago


So sorry to hear about your brother. While I haven’t seen him in years, I’ll always remember as a kid out of high school Jerry calling me to play in the Adult Flag Football. It was a lot of fun and a small piece of my youth I’ll never forget. Jerry was a good guy, and I’m sure he touched others during his “brief” time on earth as he did me. My thoughts and sympathy go out to you, the rest of his family, and his many friends.

Robert & Tina Heindel
8 years ago

We thank God for you buddy. You have helped so many people including myself. You will truly be missed and we cannot wait to see you in Heaven.