Gerald Lawrence (Jerry) Montgomery, 82, of Florissant, passed away peacefully on March 29. Jerry was born in Troy, Missouri on January 6, 1939 to Lawrence and Melba Montgomery (nee Ramsey).
Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
Jerry is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Amy Boaz, his granddaughters Danielle and Samantha Boaz, granddaughter Brittany Gillard, stepson Jay Turner, sister Linda Ryan, niece Julie (Dan) Dexter, nephew Christopher Ryan and two grand-nephews, as well as many beloved friends and neighbors.
Jerry and Sue celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Betty Montgomery, and his son Michael Montgomery.
Jerry graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958 and was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for many years. He served as a police officer with the University City Police Department for 29 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He attended Northeast Missouri State University, graduating cum laude with a major in Criminal Justice. Jerry also worked at Edward Jones.
Jerry was a big fan of Star Trek as well as a movie buff. He had a great sense of humor and was a kind and gentle man. His go-to item for gourmet food was a White Castle hamburger, he loved his Pepsi and a great Frank Sinatra tune, and he always wanted his lawn to look neat and trim. He will be greatly missed; he was a great guy!
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.