Jerry Michael Slappy

veteranMr. Jerry Michael Slappy, 65, of Sylvester, GA was born on November 30, 1947, and he died June 4, 2013 in his apartment in Slidell, LA. He died peacefully in his chair with his late wife’s blanket pulled over him. Although he lived in Alabama with his family for many years during his construction career, Jerry was born and raised in Worth County. He moved to Slidell, LA a year and a half ago to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter.
Jerry retired from the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base after a motorcycle accident. He adored his late wife, his two children, his granddaughter, and his family. He married his beloved wife, Wanda, on June 26, 1971, and they remained married until the day of her death. He loved his Harley Davidson and his leather motorcycle vest that proudly displayed his nickname, Speedy. Jerry was a proud American citizen, and he served his country well in the Air Force and the National Guard Reserve. He served during Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Jerry loved books, movies, gospel hymns, and country and wiregrass music. He was a history buff, especially about the American Civil War. Jerry enjoyed socializing and watching the birds while he had his coffee.
Mr. Slappy was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Melvin Slappy and Ida Maude Holman and his wife, Wanda Sue McLemore Slappy. Survivors include his daughter and son, Julie Slappy-Fowble (Marlene) of Slidell, LA and Michael Slappy of Albany, GA; one granddaughter, Eden Young of Slidell, LA; one brother and two sisters, Melvin Slappy (Kathy) of Dawson, GA, Diane Slappy Collier (John) of Sumner, GA, and Leigh Ann Paramore-Love of Marianna, FL. Other survivors include three sisters-in-law, Penny Perryman (Michael) of Jacksonville, FL, Diana Pratt (Lee) of Prattville, AL, and Vickie Willis (Larry) of Hahira, GA. Jerry has a number of nieces and nephews, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews.
The funeral service and interment will be held at Red Oak Baptist Church on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. Jerry’s brother, Pastor Melvin Slappy will officiate the services.
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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester was in charge of the arrangements.