Obituary of Jerry Ray Weesner
Jerry Ray Weesner, 71, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and Kentucky Colonel peacefully departed this world on October 28, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, adventure, and strong spirit. Jerry is preceded in death by his father Lt. Colonel Randal Weesner; his mother Blanche Weesner and his two brothers Richard Williams and James Randall Weesner. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Vicki Miller Weesner; Daughter Crystal (Jason) Smith; Son Casey (Sarah) Weesner; Cherished Grandchildren Kelsey, Abbey, Emmy, Stella; and Granddogs Bella & Rhett.
Jerry was born in Tokyo, Japan, and from the very beginning, he embodied the essence of an Army brat, embracing the life of constant change and new horizons. His childhood was filled with extraordinary experiences as he traveled the globe, living in places as diverse as Africa and Bangkok, Thailand. It was during these formative years that Jerry's love for exploring the world and forging connections with people from all walks of life truly began.
Jerry's life took him to Fort Campbell, KY where he crossed paths with the love of his life, Vicki. Both Jerry and Vicki hailed from the roots of Arkansas, sparking a spirited rivalry between their families that added an exciting dimension to their relationship. They stood by each other's side through all of life's trials and joys, making their love a beacon of strength.
Jerry had an incredible talent for forming lasting friendships wherever he went. His friends spanned the entire United States, and their bonds played a significant role in shaping each other's lives. His warm heart and open arms welcomed everyone he met, leaving a mark on those fortunate enough to know him.
Jerry first worked as a carpenter and then at Federal Express until his retirement. Jerry also possessed the unique ability to tackle any repair project with finesse. His dedication and craftsmanship were admired by all who benefited from his expertise.
Throughout his life, Jerry harbored a deep desire to be a "Mr. Mom" and stay at home with his children. Although that dream did not materialize during his children's upbringing, it became a reality when his first two grandchildren arrived. Crystal, his daughter, would go to work, while Jerry enjoyed cherished moments reading, teaching, and napping with his precious granddaughters. The hunting and fishing adventures he shared with his son, Casey, were a source of endless joy and memorable tales that Jerry frequently recounted to family and friends.
Above all, Jerry cherished his family, his country, and the warmth of his home. He exemplified patriotism and instilled a deep sense of love and pride in his family. His warm smile, loving heart, and infectious laughter will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Visition will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing from 5-7pm. Funeral service will be Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Southland Christian Church, Nicholasville at 1pm officiated by Rev. Donnie Miller, followed by a graveside service at 2:15pm, Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, Nicholasville. Casketbearers include, Jason Smith, Keith Miller, Robbie Palmertree, Mike Christian, Dr. Greg Gerhart and Jeff Nace.
The UK Markey Cancer Center played a pivotal role in Jerry’s 15 year long cancer journey. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to support the UK Healthcare Department of Urology in Jerry's memory to continue the research for a cure for cancer. Contributions can be mailed to
P.O. Box 34184, Lexington, KY 40588. Online gifts can be made at https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/19325-the-bruce-a-lucas-m-d-endowment-for-urologic-research-fund. A special thank you to Dr. Stephen Strup, his urologist and friend, for providing great support and care for Jerry since the beginning. His oncology nurses that he loved so much will always hold a special place in our hearts.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jerry Weesner, please visit Tribute Store