Jerry D. Franz

August 18, 1944 ‒ December 10, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jerry D. Franz, age 72, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Country Court Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born on August 18, 1944 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Dean and Mary (Robinson) Franz Hostetler. Jerry served in the United States Army and retired from Jervis B. Webb Company in Mount Vernon.

Jerry was an avid car enthusiast. He and his wife Deloris spent many weekends traveling to car shows all over the eastern United States. Jerry proudly showed his 1992 Chevrolet Camaro RS and 2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS. He was a member of the International Show Car Association.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Deloris (Johnson) Franz; a son, Stacy (Kelly) Franz of Mount Vernon; a sister, Joyce Louise (Lewie) Ferguson of Zanesville and a step-sister, Dee Dee (Hank) Antill of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Dennis Hostetler.

Per Jerry’s wishes there will be no services. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jerry D. Franz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in the memories Jerry left behind. I’m sure there are plenty. God Bless you and your family.

  • Dee and family… I was so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I remember Jerry so fondly from my childhood. Jerry, Ed Sims, and I would be up and down Sunset Street on our bikes in the summer and our sleds in the winter. We had a super childhood with a whole lot of fun. The very best to the family.

  • Dee and family,

    So sorry to read of Jerry’s passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time kiddo.

    God bless,

    Bob & Pearlie Shannon

  • Dear Dee and family. I was stunned to hear that Jerry had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. The two of you had a close, loving relationship all of your married life and enjoyed the time you spent together. Hold all those memories close to your heart. I wil be praying that Jesus will wrap His arms of love around you during these difficult days.


  • You and Your family are in Our Prayers. Jerry and I ran around together when We were Kids .We would go to Mt.Vernon almost every weekend . Lots of Memories .
    May Jerry Rest In Peace .
    Love Rick and Barb Moore .

  • I was at school with Jerry and have some very special memories of our time together. I hope that my sincere condolences will offer some relief from the pain and I hope that Jerry truly rests in peace.
    Robert Marshall Florer
    United Kingdom

  • Deloris and Family,
    Sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Jimmy and Rhonda

  • Dear Dee and family,

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. I know that the two of you had a close and loving marriage. May the wonderful memories that you shared help to comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love ya’,
    Tom and Sue Kinton