Jerry G. Wolfe, age 77, of Linn, passed away, Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.
Jerry was born August 2, 1937, in Judge, a son to the late John Henry and Zaza Helen (Lansford) Wolfe.
Jerry was a 1955 graduate of Linn High School.
On August 12, 1958, Jerry was united in marriage to Cartelia "Cartie "Allen. She survives of the home.
Jerry was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Judge and the Linn Masonic Lodge #326 A.F. & A.M. Jerry was a member of the Linn Lions Club where he held various offices, a founding member of Osage Trail Riders and a member of the Teamsters. Jerry was one of the founders of Osage Industries and
was instrumental in helping start the Osage County Caring Projects where he played Santa Clause for a number of years. Jerry also played the part of Santa at several organizations throughout Osage County over the years.
Jerry worked as a carpenter for most of his life but was also was an auctioneer. He helped at the 4H livestock auctions at the Osage County Fair for several years as well as auctioning at other charity events throughout the county. Jerry also served two terms as Osage County 1st District Commissioner.
Jerry enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, camping, barbecuing and woodworking. He always looked forward to hosting an annual fish fry for his family and friends. However his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, Jerry is survived by: three sons, Dwayne Wolfe and his wife Suzanne of Centertown, Darrell Wolfe of Linn and Dusty Wolfe and his wife Rachel of Fenton; two daughters, Debra McKinney and her husband Tom of Booneville and Darla Epps and her husband Leon of Linn; three brothers, Terry Wolfe and his wife Irene of Linn, Rev. Perry Wolfe and his wife Mary of Linn and Kary Wolfe and his wife Kathy of Linn; one sister, Mary Ann Burns and her husband Jim of Linn; one sister-in-law, Terri Belle Wolfe of Paris; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren with one more due in 2015, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Wolfe.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A Masonic Service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Judge with Jerry's brother, Rev. Perry Wolfe and Rev. Dan Bauder officiating. Burial will follow in the Solid Rock Church Cemetery.
Expression of sympathy may be made to Solid Rock Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association.