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Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH

OBITUARY

Jerome "Jerry" Alan Sever

24 June, 19577 December, 2019
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Jerome “Jerry” Alan Sever, age 62 of Brookville, Ohio passed away peacefully, and pain free on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:40 AM at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Born in Dayton, Ohio on June 24, 1957 he was one of 3 children to the late Thomas H. Sever & Barbara A. (VanCleave) Sever. He had lost both of his parents by the age of 13, and was raised by his 2 older sisters, Jenny & Judy. He graduated from Meadowdale High School, class of 1975. After high school he went on to work for Dayton Steel Co. for over 15 years. Not long after working for Dayton Steel, he met the love of his life, Lori, and they got married on April 17, 1982. In the years of 1982, and 1985 he became a father, and was amazing at being a Dad. He then went on to work for the City of Trotwood, and retired as the Utilities Crew Leader after 16 years. After he retired, he decided he needed some busy work, so he made buckeye necklaces, keychains and bracelets; did yard work and gardening, he was known as “Mr. Green Thumb”. When he wasn’t busy doing that, he was making various things from wood, he was very handy with a saw. Lori and Jerry would have garage parties, where you could find them dancing to music, watching Ohio State football, or the Cincinnati Bengals, Reds Baseball games, or Nascar racing. More than anything he loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry was a family man, with a huge heart, gentle soul, and will always be remembered as “The best man we have ever known.”

Preceded in death by his parents: daughter Rachel (Sever) Hubbs: sisters Jenny Kloth, Judy Sever: sister-in-law Micki Wahler.

Survived by his wife, Lori Sever, who he loved unconditionally: daughter Rosalynn Sever: son-in-law Jesse Hubbs: grandchildren Josiah Sever-Hubbs, Gunner Hubbs, Paityn Lehr: nephews Victor “Chris” Kloth & Hillary, Richard “Evan” Kloth: great-nieces Caroline Kloth, Vivian Kloth, Quinn Kloth: mother and father-in-law Susan Fugh & Ralph: as well as numerous extended family members, neighbors, and close friends.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at the Gilbert Fellers Funeral Home-950 Albert Rd, Brookville, Ohio 45309-. Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Nyra Davenport presiding. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, or The Salvation Army. Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville. Online sympathies www.zecharbailey.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, 12 December , 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 12 December , 2019
  • Burial Thursday, 12 December , 2019

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Jerome "Jerry" Alan Sever

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John Martin

21 December 2019

I have known Jerry for my entire life. Jerry and I were next door neighbors growing up together in a plat of house's south of Xenia. I was Jerry's little brother and he was my big brother. We did everything together. Jerry's father passed away when we were very young. I remember feeling so bad for the family for such a devastating loss. Jerry, Jenny, and Judy had a strong and loving mother ( Barb) who raised her children to be the loving and caring people that they turned out to be. Again tragedy struck the family when their mother passed away at a young age. Jerry moved to Dayton to live with his Aunt Nell. I would stay the night several times with Jerry at his Aunt's house and Jerry would spend several nights at our house in Xenia. As we grew older we didn't see each other as much. We still kept in touch with cards and letters. Jerry was raised by his sister's Jenny and Judy. I can honestly say that all of these years later Jerry always has remained a good friend and he is going to be missed by so many people. I just got back from being on vacation and found out of Jerry's passing. Jerry lost both of his sister's and I thought then, how can anyone endure the pain and suffering that this family has gone through. Last night I read of the loss of Jerry and Lori' s daughter, Rachel in September. Now Jerry's passing. I don't always understand God's plan, but I know the Sever family is in God's Paradise. God bless Lori and the entire Sever family. I have lost my true friend for life.

Alex and Wilma Pool

10 December 2019

Alex has known Jerry since they were 15 years old! They shared a lot of good memories! When we started dating Jerry and Lori were the first friends I met and then became my friends! Jerry was a gentle soul with a heart of gold! We pray god gives Lori and the family peace of mind and comfort and know we are always here for you! REST IN PEACE JERRY! WE DEARLY LOVE AND WILL MISS YOU!

Judy Brookshire

9 December 2019

Sorry to hear about your loss he was a very very special guy always had a smile on his face will be missed love you guys if you need anything let me know take care .

CHERYL DAVIS

9 December 2019

To my friend Lorraine and her beautiful family that l am so honored and Blessed to know I am so sorry and overwhelmed for the lost of Jerry because he was the best man ever who touched so many lives and who loved his family tremendously. I Praise God for placing him and his glorious family in my life because l am a much better person by knowing them and l ask God to give each of them the strength needed to sustain this journey and to know that l love them with all my heart and they are and always will be in my prayers and thoughts daily. God Bless you all and stay strong!! Ms. Cheryl

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