EDDYVILLE — Jerry M. Stocker, 72, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Eddyville, died at 8:55 a.m. June 17, 2014, at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids.
He was born October 20, 1941, in Ottumwa to Versal Art and Gertrude Luella Locke Stocker. He married Mary Reed on September 26, 1981, in Fairfield.
Jerry was a 1959 graduate of Ottumwa High School and served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He worked for Lund International for 33 years.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post #788 in Cedar Rapids and the American Legion Post #0671 in Swisher.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Brian Tully of Ottumwa; a daughter, Stacy Yochum of Eldon; four grandchildren, Thane Tully, Seth Yochum, Cyrus Yochum, Ciera Young; and a great-granddaughter, Ella Jade Tully.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Lori Lynn Stocker; two sisters, Betty Noe and Beverly Evans; a brother, Beryl Stocker.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.
Cremation will follow the visitation.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Eddyville Fire and Rescue.