MOUNT VERNON — Jerry W. Hysell, 85, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Jerry was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., to Eli and Myrtle F. (Adams) Hysell. Jerry lived with his daughter, Shirley Ann Martin, in Mount Vernon. Jerry rode a jingle bike and sold ice cream from it when he was 15 years old. He also drove a truck for Mayflower Transfer Co., and worked at Elese’s Ice Cream Store in Ceredo, W.Va., making and selling ice cream for many years. “He did love his ice cream.” Jerry retired after 32 years from Heiner’s Bakery in Huntington as the head dough maker. He also ran a small store selling groceries and fish bait in Chesapeake, Ohio, where he resided for 50 years.
As a pastime and hobby, Jerry repaired TV’s and was a self-taught electrician. He wired many homes and businesses in and around the Huntington area. Jerry loved to fish with his brothers and friends, rode a bicycle for transportation and later a three-wheeled battery powered Palmer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtle (Chandler) Hysell; his second wife, Mary (Ross) Hysell; a stepson-in-law, Ralph McCallister; a stepgrandson, James McCallister; great-grandson, Mikeal McCallister; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hack (Liz), Bud (Virginia), Delmar (Helen), Clarence Hysell; sister, Mary (Thurman) Rice; and brother-in-law, Ovel Bar.
Surviving are his daughter, Shirley Ann (Leonard) Martin of Mount Vernon; stepdaughter, Dorothy McCallister of Mount Vernon; sister, Clara Bar of Huntington; sister-in-law, Martha Hysell of South Point, Ohio; a granddaughter, Misty Martin; a stepgrandson, Ron McCallister; great-grandchildren, Jeanna (Adam) Wade, Dale McCallister, and Marcie (Adam) Estes; great-great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Kala Estes, Joseph, Isabella and Kent Wade; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens at South Point, Ohio.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Jerry W. Hysell.