Jerry Alan Cline, 76, of Lawson, Mo., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family in the early hour of Monday, November 2, 2020. Jerry was born in Chicago, Ill., on February 19, 1944. He was united in marriage to Donna Dothage in Mosby, Mo., on July 12, 1963.
He is preceded in death by his father, Clarence A. Cline Jr. (Peewee); beloved wife, Donna, and their dog, Molly, of the home.
His survivors include his mother, Lavene Baker of Richmond, Mo.; two brothers, Thomas (Lynda) Cline of Millville, Mo., and Jesse (Stefanie) Cline of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Valerie Cline and Lisa (Robert) Small of Lawson; five grandchildren, Joseph Cline, Kimberly Fines, Cierra (Michael) Zelaya, Talia Travillion and Kaleb Travillion; eight great grandchildren, Kollin, Caitlyn, Elianna, Emmett, Conner, Evan, Ayla and Jacob; many nieces and nephews and his two cats of the home, Sheba and Callie.
Jerry’s accomplishments and hobbies include working at the Chicago Steel Mill, trucking for Fruhauf and Chicago-Kansas City trucking companies, garage foreman of Hill Bus Co, of Lawson Mo., owning Clines Truck and Car repair of Lawson, Sheriff’s Deputy for Ray County Sheriff’s Department, Officer of Lawson Police Department, spent a decade on Lawson Fire and Rescue, where he was the first of 3 generations to follow in his footsteps and retirement from Truman Presidential Library and Museum. He enjoyed hunting with brothers, fishing with brother-in-law, Elgin Jr Dothage of Forsythe, Mo., gardening and driving grandkids around on the John Deere tractor in his retirement.
No services will be held per Jerry’s request. Burial will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2 p.m., located at Old Union Cemetery in Lawson, Mo.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to hear about Jerry. Sending love and prayers to his family.
Mary Anne Morris-Duncan
So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family.
Vicky Kevin Johnson
Sorry to hear of Jerry passing. We grew up together in Mosby, was life long friend. Him and Donna were great friends they are together again.