Jerry L. Amos

January 30, 1941 ‒ October 21, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Jerry L. Amos, age 76 of Sunbury died unexpectedly Saturday October 21, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on January 30, 1941 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Fred Herbert and Marcella (White) Amos.

Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Kathy S. Laurent in January of 1962.  Jerry graduated in 1959 and Kathy in 1961 From Linden McKinley.  2018 would have marked 56 years together as husband, wife, and best friends.

While at Linden McKinley, Jerry excelled on the football field.

Jerry worked as a customer service agent for US Air for over 30 years until his retirement.

He held memberships at the Sunbury Eagles and VFW, Ohio Bluebird Society, Ducks Unlimited, and the Audubon Society.

Jerry loved the outdoors.  Hunting, fishing, and trapping were his great passions.  In fact, he loved the outdoors so much he painted and took wildlife photos as well.  He’d also play Poker weekly at the VFW and was an avid OSU football fan.

Jerry truly loved his family and will be missed by his wife Kathy; son Danny and his wife Sue of Sunbury; brother Fred and his wife Jerrie of Powell; granddaughters Alexis (Christopher Potter) Amos and Sage Haines; great grandchildren Jaxson and Cadence Potter; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was fond of saying, “life is good”.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Dana Herbert Amos.

Cremation will take place and a service celebrating Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11 AM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Friends may call from 10 AM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Ohio Bluebird Society at

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Jerry’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Kathy, Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. It was a shock that he left you so suddenly. I loved his “love of nature”, the paintings, photos, etc.
    I’m sure he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. I had a feeling he was a great presence. God Bless You, Kathy.

    Thinking of you,

  • Jerry was such an amazing person. He always had a smile on his face, and a positive upbeat attitude. My heart and prayers go out to you Kathy, and you’re family.

    • He was an awesome person and you are right that smile that we all saw at work will never be forgotten

  • Jerry was one to always make sure you had a smile on your face. In the short time I worked with him he made a great impression on me and I will never forget the love he had for his beautiful wife and for the people around him. Prayers go out to the family.

  • My deepest condolences to family and friends. Prayers for Kathy and your wonderful family.

  • May the love of family & friends get you through this difficult time. We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Cherish the memories, his spirit will always be with you. Gone but never forgotten💕Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

  • Kathy, so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. I am sure he is up there with Dana talking about fishing and hunting. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories of your lives together comfort you and help you smile as time passes. Prayers for you and your family.
    Hugs n a kiss, Cheryl Mason

  • Kathy , and all the Amos family,,as we get older relatives ,family,and very close and dear friends pass before us, and the sorrow we (I) feel doesn’t get any easier, and I feel your grief all over again. But to quote someone who said:
    ” Grief is really just love, it’s all the love you want to give but cannot.. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest.. Grief is love with no place to go..
    We love u Amos family ,,, Jerry will be sorely missed but forever in our hearts.
    Ruth and Jim

  • I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing, Kathy. Although I never met Jerry I could see the love between you and him in the the wonderful pictures. Prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time.

    Cousin Peggy (Davis) Swearingen and Dave Swearingen

  • I’m so sorry. I know that everyone who knew Jerry will miss him. I really enjoyed his great outlook on life. I feel lucky just to have known him.

  • Dads are special and are terribly missed. I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and hope that memories go far beyond the pain of his loss. I hope that beautiful thoughts of Jerry bring you peace. We look forward to a time when Christ will call all those in the memorial tombs to come out, John 5:28,29

  • our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry’s family. Good memories of high school days at Linden McKinley, especially with Jerry on our football team

  • Kathy and Family, my sincere condolence to all of you. May your many loving family memories bring you comfort beyond measure to share with each other during this special time. May you also find the comfort spoken of in the Second letter to the Corinthians Chapter One verses three and four.

  • Big Man! Big Life! Jerry loved life/family/travel/photography/fishing/hunting/and OSU Buckeyes. He was always looking for things to do and always pulling friends along. With a 50 year friendship behind us, we will remember the fun, travel, experiences and good times. We will certainly miss Jerry! Love and comfort to you all.

  • My prayers go out to Jerry’s wife and family and all his friends. I will sincerely miss my good friend every time we sit down to play our friendly game of pocker at the VFW. With a heavy heart, my sincere condolences.

  • Alexis & Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine his happiness and how proud he was to be your grandfather and great-grandfather. Celebrate all that he accomplished and lived for and hold your fond memories close to help you get through this tough time. He will always be watching over you.

  • I’ll always cherish calling Jerry and Dana my friends. Always cheerful and enjoying life. Whether it was our trips to North Dakota, Lake Erie, or just to breakfast, I always enjoyed their company. No finer human beings or friends can be found. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Kathy, you and Jerry took me, a total stranger, into your home and treated me with total kindness. I will never forget. It’s been many years since I last saw Jerry but I remember well his smile, his kindness, and his kind words. He touched many as he passed through this life and he will remain in their hearts. Stephen and Kristen join me in sending our deepest sympathy.

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you always cherish your happy memories you have. And may the”God of all comfort” comfort you at this time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • Kathy, we were so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a talented man with a kind and gentle spirit.
    Sincerely, John and Deb Kuhn

  • As we think about Florida, the trip will be much sadder without the joy of seeing Jerry and his cup of coffee and listening to his many stories. What an interesting and pleasant person he was and what good neighbors you were during our winter getaway. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Denny and Bobbie Potonic