Gerald “Jerry” Elmer Coy was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Newport, Wash., to Elmer and Iola Coy. He passed away on Oct. 7, 2018, in Spokane, Wash.
He is preceded in death by parents, brother, Alvin Coy and sister Bernadine Stratton.
Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Marion Klein on Aug. 6, 1953 in Priest River, Idaho. They shared over 62 years of marriage before Marion passed away on February 13, 2016.
Jerry was known as the local boat mechanic and jack of all trades. He was involved in the Priest River Fire Department for 38 years and fire chief for 16 years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge for 51years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He lived in Priest River all his life until he moved to Spokane after his wife’s passing. He then lived in Spokane with his oldest granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his daughters, Diane (Larry) Hammack, Judy (Doug) Wagner, and son, Michael (Sarah Spencer) Coy. He had four grandchildren, Christina Duncan, Jennifer (Ryan) Bluhm, David (Kyla) Hammack and Mindy Jones. He also has eight great-grandchildren, Connor Duncan, Gracie Duncan, Brooklyn Duncan, Trinity Sawyer, Sayje Sawyer, Ashlynn Jones, Hayden Jones, and Emma Hammack.
On his last day here on Earth, Jerry had been out fishing, doing what he loved so much, with his son and great-grandson. Jerry was known as “Grandpa” to many, he was a man that was full of life and love and will be missed dearly.
Services will be held at the Priest River Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at noon. All are welcome to help honor his life.
Sherman-Campbell Funeral and Cremation Services in Newport is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at shermancampbell.com.