Gerald McPherson (Jerry) 77, passed away January 19, 2021, in Olympia, Washington. He was born June 13th, 1943 to Harold and Edna (Paschall) McPherson in .Parsons, Kansas.
Shortly after Jerry's Birth, the family packed up and moved to Shelton WA, where Jerry grew-up & went to school. After School he joined the Navy. After leaving the Navy Jerry moved to Sitka Alaska with Family. Jerry loved living in Alaska but eventually moved back to WA. Jerry worked as roofer for over 30 years in Olympia WA where he lived for the majority of his life.
Jerry was the type of person people loved to talk to. He held no judgment, didn't require anything from anybody and lived a simple life. He was wonderful to talk to when struggling with a problem or just needing someone to lean on for a bit.
Jerrys million dollar smile and sense of humor always had a way of putting one at ease.
He is survived by his sons, David, Jeff (Tiffany), Berry (of Alaska), Kenny (Kelly) and Shane all of Olympia. Daughters Jeryl, Katrina (Sarah). Tracy of Olympia and Kirstun (Iowa). Grandchildren, Nina, Blake, Kevin, Jessica, Ashley, Tucker, Jamie,Cassidy, Parker, Spencer, Gage, Hannah, Dakota, Paisly and Miyah .He took immense pride in his children and grandchildren who brought him joy and happiness.
Jerry's love and partner of 25 years, Kathleen Shea took great care of Jerry when his health started declining and the family would like her to know how much she is appreciated and how thankful they are for loving their dad like she did
Jerrys Other surviving family includes his sister Jean Sparks of Olympia. He was predeceased by his Mother and Father and sisters Patricia and Billie.
A service will be held later when it is safe for friends and family to gather.
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