Jerry L. Poper

Feb. 15, 1947-Nov. 30, 2019

Jerry L. Poper, 72, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice, Defiance, Ohio.

Jerry was born Feb. 15, 1947, the son of the late Darrell and Grace (Rohrs) Poper. He graduated from Hicksville High School in 1965 and entered the United States Army in 1966. Jerry served during the Vietnam War and the majority of his tour of duty was stationed in Germany.

Jerry retired from General Motors, Defiance, in 2009. While employed at GM he also farmed for BR Farms. Jerry loved mowing lawns and could be spotted on his John Deere, mowing the lawn of Empower Church, where he was a member.

Jerry will be missed by his family: his wife, Barbara, whom he married Aug. 1, 1981; his sons, Bradley (Susan), Jeremy (Michelle) and Dustin (Jessica, fiancee). Jerry enjoyed his five grandsons, five granddaughters and two great-grand daughters. Jerry also has a surviving brother, Ron Poper.

Three sons have preceded him in death, K.C., Christopher and Adam.

Friends of Jerry and his family may visit at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Empower Church, 9228 Hicksville Edgerton Road, Hicksville, at 11 a.m. Saturday. A one hour visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Six Corners Cemetery with military honors provided by the Hicksville American Legion Post #223.

Memorial contributions may be made to Empower Church or CHP Inpatient Hospice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
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.