Thursday, April 14, 2016

Jerry Tom Hetherington

  Jerry Tom Hetherington, 67, of Sallisaw, OK passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Tulsa, OK.  Jerry was born August 24, 1948 in Ft. Smith, AR to Thomas Lester & Hazel (Walden) Hetherington.  He owned the Sallisaw Lumber Yard for 41 years.  He was on the CASC Board of Regents and played football at OU from 1966-1970.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia (Ollie) of the home; son, Jarret & wife Teri Hetherington of Sallisaw, OK; grandchildren, Taren & Alex Madding, Seth Morgan; 2 great grandchildren;  brother in law, Dan Ollie; numerous cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Private services will be held.  Visitation will be 10-8 Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home, Sallisaw, OK. Visitation in Poteau will be Sunday from 9 am - 1 pm at Evans & Miller.   

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Carl Albert Development Foundation Jerry Hetherington Scholarship


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my Prayers.

Cindy Doffitt,
Allied Building Stores

Anonymous said...

Jerry has been a great friend to me, my family and to the Sallisaw area. He and my mom and dad were key figures to bring CASC to Sallisaw. Without these three giants, Sallisaw and Sequoyah County would not have a higher learning center. His legacy is strong and secure. Many kids received a better education and futures thanks to the great community work and his love of kids. Jerry Hetherington will be greatly missed and his memory cherished. We extend our greatest affection and prayers for his family. They can be very proud of him. Tom Stites

Anonymous said...

Very sweet man. He always had some kind of candy to give my daughter every time we came in the lumber yard.

Anonymous said...

To Jerry's Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was always a very polite gentleman to me. I too am thankful for the role he played in CASC coming to the city of Sallisaw.
Be assured in knowing that your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and keep you all in the palm of his hands.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

JoAnne Tounzen

Janie Word said...

Georgia and family, I just learned of Jerry's passing. I'm so very sorry for all of you. What a tremendous loss for you personally as well as your community losing a leader. I'm praying for your comfort and for your hearts to heal.

Janie Keesee Word

Anonymous said...

Georgia: I just saw this. I haven't seen or talked to Jerry since our Freshman year in college, but I remember that I knew he was a special person, good, honest, straight forward and positive. Back then, I remember that he always wore a smile. We are sorry for your loss.

Jerry N Garner