Jerry Oliver, Jr. Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020 0 Obituaries Card of Thanks In Memoriam Search Submit An Obituary Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death. Submit Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Mr. Jerry Glen Oliver, Jr., 54 of McHenry, lost his battle with cancer Thursday morning, September 24th, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was the eldest of two children to Jerry Glen, Sr. and Juanita Jean (Clark) Oliver, born June 3, 1966 in Concord, CA. He spent his first thirteen years in the Golden State before moving to Long Beach, MS. Jerry has always enjoyed working on cars and guns. He loved arcade and video games and was a "river rat", spending lots of time on the river with family and friends. Graduating from Long Beach High School in the mid-80s, he joined and served in the US Army. Following his discharge, Jerry went to work at the Gulfport airport in maintenance department. He simply loved mechanic work and parts, also spending some time working for Advance Auto Parts. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing chess, building model cars and planes, creating art pieces from driftwood and other items, as well as pyrotechincs. Over the years, Jerry built many birdhouses, jewelry boxes and other items that will be cherished for many years to come. A Christian by faith that loved his Bible, Jerry was a family man that loved spending true quality time with his sons. Paintball and go-kart racing were just a couple of the many things they did together. He taught them the basics of mechanic work, as well as how to handle and shoot a gun. He leaves us much too soon and will no doubt be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all whose life he touched. Left to cherish his memories are his two sons: Joshua Oliver and Corey (Kristin) Oliver, both of Gulfport; his loving mother and step-father, Juanita (Greg) Molpus of McHenry, his father, Jerry G. Oliver, Sr. of OR, and his sister Janey (Spencer) Strahan, also of McHenry. Jerry leaves a legacy of four grandchildren that he loved dearly, along with numerous extended family and friends. His final wishes were to be cremated, which his family honored, with a celebration of his life to be held at a later date. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Oliver family in their time of need, asking everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Add an entry as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Add entry × Your entry has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch the guestbook. Stop watching this guestbook. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone signs the guestbook. Notifications from this guestbook will end. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) entries Sign the guestbook. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Add an entry Watch the guestbook. Stop watching this guestbook. Submit Your News We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on! Go to form Latest e-Edition Wednesday October 21, 2020 To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left.