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Jerome E. "Jerry" Huellinghoff, age 75, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital.
Jerry was born October 30, 1941, in Villa Ridge, Mo., son of the late John Huellinghoff and Rose Kensell Huellinghoff. He grew up in Villa Ridge, and began his career as a truck driver at the age of 16. He and his brother purchased a pair of dump trucks and began Huellinghoff Brothers Hauling, which they did for several years. In the early 1970's Jerry began Huellinghoff Trucking, Inc. which he operated until his retirement in 2012. He was of the Catholic faith, and served in the National Guard for six years.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by son, Glen Keller; a grandson, Jimmy; and his brothers, Eddie and Tony.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gladys L. Huellinghoff; children, Dora Jeffers and husband, Jerry, of Carl Junction, Mo., Jean Simon and husband, Jerry, of Duenweg, Mo., Flora Jane Wilcox, of Tyner, N.C., Patricia Farley and husband, Roy, of Joplin, Gail Vaughan and husband, Larry, of Joplin, Leroy Dickey and wife, Donna, of Neosho, Mo., Gary Keller, of Joplin, Joetta Miller, of Owensville, Mo., and Ann Casey and husband, Robert, of Owensville; grandchildren, Kim, Doug, Andy, Rene', Chris, Matt, Jason, Zach, Heather, Zac, and Mistie; several great-grandchildren; brother, Freddie; sisters, Annie, Jeannie, Rita, Bernice, and Mary; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Chris Vaughan (grandson) officiating.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on April 23, 2017
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