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 altmeyer.com