Jerry Carl Musselman

Wednesday 27th of January 1937 - Friday 30th of April 2021

Jerry Carl Musselman

Services

Funeral Ceremony

May 15, 2021 (11:30 am )

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Celebration of Life

May 15, 2021 (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Milward-Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Jerry Carl Musselman of Nicholasville, Kentucky passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at the age of 84. 

 

Muss to most of us.

 

Jerry was born on January 27, 1937 in Lynch, Kentucky to Frank Musselman and Grace (Monahan) Musselman.  The youngest of eight children, Jerry always worked any odd jobs as a youngster as his desire to help his family and his work ethic led him to a successful career.  His father worked in the coal mines.

 

Jerry graduated in 1955 from Lynch High School and was Senior President (8 years in a row).  Jerry was a star football player at Lynch High School.

 

Jerry played drums in a band called “Little Enis and the Table Toppers” for many years.  He played for Elvis Presley before “Elvis” was a household name.

 

Jerry was inducted to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame for his dedication and his love of music. 


Jerry married Betty Lou “Hanson” from Hustonville, Kentucky and together they went on to play together in a band called “The Rhythm Rockers”.  Jerry played his beloved drums and Betty played the organ.  They sang beautiful duos together.

 

Jerry had a wonderful career with Kentucky Utilities and retired in 1998 after over forty years of service as an inspector and continued after retirement as a contractor for Kentucky Utilities for twenty more years.

 

Jerry was an Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a high title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. 

 

Jerry enjoyed golfing and loved setting sail for cruising and quickly became king of the sea. 

 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.  He is survived by his wife Betty Lou (Hanson) Musselman, a brother, Donald Musselman (Marlene), daughter, Renee Sowards (Scott), grandchild, Jerry Middleton, great-grandchildren, Aniston, Ainslee and Braxton and his special buddy, Brad Griffin.  A special thanks to his special helper Scott Middleton (Carolyn).

 

Jerry’s love for his family and friends was extraordinary and all who knew him found his humor and wit unlike any other.  Jerry was one of a kind and made life a little better just knowing him. 

 

Funeral Service will be on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:30 am at Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY,  Pat Massey, Minister of Bohon Christian Church presiding.  Immediately following the service is a celebration of life and fellowship from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

 

To share a brief story about Jerry during the service call Renee as soon as possible.  407-468-0334.

 

Please send any memorial donations to the Alzheimer/Dementia Foundation of your choice.      

 

 

 

Guest Book

Don & Virgina Thomas

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Betty. lots of wonderful memories. He and Bill were men of the time. They are sure missed...love to you and the family.

1 day ago

Ray Hammon

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Sorry for your loss, Jerry was a special kind of guy, and I will never forget him.Praying for his family 🙏🙏

4 days ago

Buck Bray

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I am so sorry for your lost Jerry was a good friend that everybody going to miss. We will keep you and your family in my our prayers.

4 days ago

Troy Bess

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I worked with Jerry for many years at KU and always enjoyed spending time and learning from him. What a great guy, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

5 days ago

Trampas Newberry

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Jerry was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. There was a lineman that told me a story about when they first started working they were on a crew with Jerry and this person was going through a bad divorce and was struggling for money and mentioned that they were going to quit because they could not wait for the first pay check. Jerry learning this sneaked some money in their cigarette pack. When they tried to give it back Jerry refused to take it back and said they were a good worker and needed to stay and learn a good trade. That's the kind of person Jerry was. Will be praying for you and your family.

5 days ago

Dana Guay

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So sorry to hear about Jerry! I worked with Jerry for 15 years. He was always happy and had a good joke or story to tell me. Many prayers for the family.

5 days ago