Jerry Maurice Livesay of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, June 1, 1941 at Keysville, Missouri to the union of William Ralph and Florentine (Nee: Reisner) Livesay and left from this life, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home in Cuba at the age of 76 years. Jerry graduated from Steelville High School 1959 and after graduation he joined the United States Navy. He served in the Navy from 22 Jun 59 till 26 Jul 63. After returning home from the Navy, Jerry continued with his machinist training and went to work for Schwitzer in Rolla, Missouri and he worked there for twenty-five years. After leaving Schwitzer, Jerry was too young to retire, so he went to work at Aerofil Technology and he retired from there in 2004 after twenty years. Jerry was united in marriage to Charlotte Callahan on September 11, 1971 at Steelville, Missouri. They were the proud parents of Kevin, Kenny, Tina, Mia and they raised Curt Callahan as their own son. During high school and in the Navy Jerry played basketball and baseball. In his younger years he played golf and was on a bowling league. Jerry also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horse shoes. He was an avid sports fan; he always watched NASCAR, Mizzou Tigers football and basketball, the NFL and he was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Jerry, along with his family and or friends, would spend hours playing cards; rummy, poker, crazy 8's and spades. Their kitchen table was the place for many family games and gatherings. Jerry worked his whole life, so after retirement he found a new hobby, wood working. He made whirly jigs that looked life frogs and one for his grandson that looks like Elvis. What Jerry truly enjoyed most in life was having his family around. Whether it was for a barbeque, fish fry, holidays or just a visit, Jerry was always the happiest when the family was home. For the last few years Jerry and Charlette have attended the Coffee Community Church of Steelville. Jerry was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, brother-in-law and friend of everyone he ever met. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Florentine Livesay, daughter Mia Livesay-Hancock, brother Bob Livesay, brother-in-law Robert Callahan, grandson Curtis Dale Callahan, Jr. and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of forty-six years Charlotte Livesay of the home, two sons Kevin and wife Misty Livesay of Cuba and Kenny and wife Melissa Quinton of Rolla, one daughter Tina and husband Bob Cunningham of Cuba, like a son Curt and wife Debbie Callahan of Cuba, seventeen grandchildren; Tiffany and husband Shane Switzer of Cuba, Tabatha and husband AJ Harmon of Cuba, Cody Cunningham of Cuba, Jennifer Cunningham of Cuba, Cora and husband David Bauer of St. James, Matt Quinton of Ozark, Missouri, Kaitlyn Quinton of Rolla, Jeremy Quinton and fiancé Alex of Fulton, Jessie and husband Eric McCarthy of Rolla, Dylan Livesay of Jacksonville, Florida, Kalia Noonan of Springfield, Missouri, Mikenna Brill of Cuba, Nick and wife Melyssa Warren of Houston, Texas, Jennifer Jones of Chillicothe, Missouri, Esten and wife Ashley Callahan of Cuba, Jonathon Jones of Cuba and Jessie Callahan of Illinois, eighteen great grandchildren; Allie, Charlet, Sammy, Dylan, Lilly, Abrien, Chaise, Caedon, Rylan, Abby, Christopher, Ryan, Maison, Konnor, Aiden, Brayden, Sophia, Emma and two more on the way, Madison and Nick III, sister Jackie "Toot" and husband Harold " Smitty" Smith of Steelville, sisters-in-law Evelyn Livesay of Steelville and Carol Callahan of Cuba, brothers-in-law David and wife Bonnie Callahan of Cuba and Eugene and wife Shady Callahan of Rolla, best friend Lonnie Chandler, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, Missouri. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Mizell Funeral Home with Bro. John Ripley and Bro. Gene Whitaker officiating. Special music by Dave Callahan will be "Amazing Grace", "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "Go Rest High on that Mountain". Honored to serve as pall bearers are Mike Livesay, Rick Livesay, Matt Quinton, Jeremy Quinton, Esten Callahan, Johnny Jones, Nick Warren and Jim Smith. Interment, prayers and full military honors will follow at the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coffee Community Church in Jerry's memory. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving Jerry's family.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 11:00am, Mizell Funeral Home