of Searcy, AR
January 10, 1939 - January 14, 2020
Jerry Martin Matheny, 81 of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Sioux City, Iowa was called home on January 14, 2020.Born January 10, 1939, in Cairo, Illinois, to Hazel (Angel) and Charlie Matheney, he was raised in Searcy, Arkansas. Jerry served in the United States Air Force until 1959. His last post was Sioux City, Iowa Air Force Base where he met and married his wife, Patricia. They were married on May 1, 1959 at Glendale Baptist Church and they celebrated sixty years of marriage.In 1988 Jerry and Pat relocated to Searcy, Arkansas to care for his parents.Jerry worked in structural steel industry over 50 years making friends and earning the lovable name Grandpa. After retirement Jerry spent 10 years as a White County Deputy Sheriff and Court Bailiff. Everyone Jerry met was a new friend.Jerry is survived by his wife, Pat; son Terry Matheny of Sioux City, Iowa, daughters, Tamara Jenkins of Searcy, Arkansas, and Michele Kimberling, of Bald Knob, Arkansas, sister, Mary Pat (John) Taylor of Omaha, Nebraska and brother, Ronald (Donna) Matheney of Grand Prairie, Texas, Jessica (Brandon) Franzen, Joshua Jackson, and Jeromie Jenkins all from Searcy with five other grandchildren in Iowa and seven great grandchildren.Jerry is preceded in death by his parents and numerous beloved pets.Visitation is Friday, January 17, 2020 at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Service is Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00pm at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gum Springs Cemetery, Searcy, Arkansas.Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/searcy
I want to thank everyone who came to the visitation and service. If the success of a man is measured by the love of his family and friends, then my father was the most successful man in the world. Thank you for taking the time to pay your respects. Rest in peace daddy.
Terry and Family,Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I hope you always keep his memory close to heart. Prays to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you
Jerry was such a nice man. We lived near them many years ago and always enjoyed visiting with the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he will be greatly missed.
Ms. Pat and Tamara ; So sorry to read of your loss, I know you're are both very strong but this will be a real test. I am confident you will both pass this test and finish the course. Will be thinking of you and am here if anything I can do. Johnny & Mary