Jerry C. Flury, 76, of Tyrone, Ga. went to be with his Lord on September 10, 2017. Jerry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
Jerry was born in Atlanta, Ga. on February 6, 1941 to the late Carlos and Virginia Flury. He grew up going to Capitol View Baptist Church, participating in basketball and youth groups. He showed an entrepreneurial spirit early on in his life by cutting neighbors’ grass, delivering newspapers and anything to earn money. These early characteristics of church, family, athletics and hard work ethic would be cornerstones of his life. Jerry through his life was very active in the church.
Jerry loved working with kids at the church and devoted countless hours so they would have a great time at church. Jerry lead Sunday School for the kids, was in charge of the children’s program and lead secret destinations activities for them. Jerry was also very active coaching kids in local recreation sports. Jerry coached a vast number of teams and worked with these kids to improve in their sport and also in life. Jerry was a very athletic boy and man and excelled at football and track. He attended Sylvan High School and earned letters for football and track. After graduating in 1959, Jerry would continue playing sports, including softball and golf. Starting at age 8, Jerry loved working hard and earning money.
After high school, while working for Nabisco, Jerry picked up an appliance off the side of the road. Jerry fixed the appliance and sold it. Little did Jerry know but this would be his life’s work. After starting an appliance service company in East Point, he continued to grow his business and started Clayton County Appliances. Through the years, with Jerry’s hard work, Clayton County Appliance grew and became the Clayton Appliance that is well-known in the surrounding areas.
Clayton Appliance was Jerry’s second family. He would do all he could to help his employees and their children. Jerry was the type of boss everyone wanted. If someone needed time off, there was no problem. Jerry would have a big Easter Egg Hunt and invite friends, family and employees’ kids.
Jerry loved his family and loved his grandchildren the most. He was always the happiest when surrounded by his grandkids. He would attend as many events as possible and encourage them to work hard. Jerry has touched many lives through various churches, youth groups, sports teams, family and Clayton Appliance, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos and Virginia Flury and his sister, Barbara Flury. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lynda Flury; his sons, Keith (Kellie) Flury and Chris (Mandy) Flury; his daughters, Lori Kennington and Lisa (Allen) Beveridge; his grandchildren, Sarah, Mason, Andrew, Grace, Anna and Callie; his brothers, David (Gaye) Flury and Steve (Teresa) Flury; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service for Jerry was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at First Christian Church, Tyrone, with Pastors Darren Phillips, Gary Boyd and Rich DeWees. Burial followed the service at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Peachtree City. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jerry’s memory be made to First Christian Church of Tyrone Missions Fund.
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com