Jerry Crites

Monday, November 24, 2003

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gerald L. "Jerry" Crites, 80, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born May 25, 1923, son of William and Virgie Sample Crites. He and Oma L. Wiseman were married Dec. 9, 1945. She died July 4, 1999.

Crites and his wife owned and operated the J & O Service Station in Marble Hill prior to retiring. He served in the U.S. Army air force during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 5900. He also was a member of First Baptist Church in Marble Hill.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Thele of Jackson; two sisters, Joyce Johnson and Virginia Brown, both of Marble Hill; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and a brother.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Fred Ritter and Bryan McAllister officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park cemetery with full military honors by Missouri Military Honors Guard.