Jerry Lee Kannard was born on March 16, 1938 in Caney, Kansas, to Glen Kannard and Beatrice Hubbard. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on April 28, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A child of the depression, he lived and worked in many places over his lifetime. At one time Jerry was actively involved with playing and officiating youth soccer in Tulsa/Green Country. Eventually he retired from the City of Broken Arrow. At that point he began full-time travel in his RV, and he enjoyed staying and volunteering in national wildlife refuges, Corp of Engineer parks, national and state parks. Jerry loved fishing, travel and visiting people. He was a self-taught computer wizard. Jerry never met a stranger, and his motto was, “I did it my way.” He moved to Owasso Baptist Village in 2009 due to health reasons. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and thirteen aunts and uncles. He is survived by his sons, Lance (Janice), Scott, and Sean (Barb) Kannard, his daughter Rana (Rob) Jones, his sister Judy (Scott) Williams, his brother Bruce (Darlene) Bradley, aunts Mary Jane Averill and Betty Jean Laatsch, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three nieces, several cousins, extended family and many friends. The family expresses its sincere gratitude to the caring staff at St. John Hospital and to Jerry’s wonderful home caregiver, Mary Ann Grasich. The family is also eternally grateful for all the love and support it has received over the past difficult days. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to any non-profit organization that supports veterans or children of the fallen through fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities, such as Helping Hands for Wounded Veterans (www.hhwv.org). A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Home, 9110 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso, OK 74055. (918) 272-6244
— Sal and Bonnie Martinez, Wednesday – April 29, 2015
— Frank Smith, Wednesday – April 29, 2015
I am truly saddened by this news. Jerry was someone who believed in me and provided me the mentoring to become the State Director of Instruction of Referees in Oklahoma. Please know that he was a man I always respected for his unique humor and ability to provide leadership to a developing corps of referees.
— Dale Watts, Wednesday – April 29, 2015
— Sean Kannard, Thursday – April 30, 2015
What a great picture of Jerry!! I’ll never forget that smile. It’s hard to say goodbye to those we love and who have been so important to our lives. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love you…. Aunt Leigh
— Leigh & Russ Wills, Thursday – April 30, 2015
Prayers for your family
— Donna Thomas, Thursday – April 30, 2015
What a beautiful tribute. He sounds like a remarkable man and Heavens gain. Our thoughts and prayers continue for you all.
— Christine & Cristobal Miranda, Thursday – April 30, 2015
you will and already are missed, but I’m sure you and Dad will be able to get some good fishing in for now. Keep the sun always on your back and your shadows out of the sight of them fish ;). We love you Semper Fidelis~
— Christopher Moses, Thursday – April 30, 2015
We miss you more than measure, but we are happy that you are back with Mom and all our other dearly departed. We will think of you every time that we struggle with a computer issue and especially when we drop a line in the water. We now have our fishing angel. Rest in His eternal peace, Bubba.
— Judy & Scott Williams, Friday – May 1, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From his Uncle Merle Kannard’s family in Caney.
— Phyllis Kannard Johnson, Friday – May 1, 2015
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Saturday – May 2, 2015
Donations may be made in memory of Jerry Kannard to:
Helping Hands for Wounded Veterans