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Celebrating the life of
Jerry Alan Paulson
December 23, 1947 - August 23, 2019
"America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels." -- Claudia Pemberton
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00 pm until 6:00pm - Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 6:00pm - Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

My condolences to Jan and Craig and prayers that you will both find some solace knowing Jerry is not suffering any longer. He was a great guy. I haven't seen him for awhile except when running into him at the store now and then over the years. But I have many memories from long ago when we all shared love and laughter. I treasure those times.

SUSAN KAY PHILLIPS, Bloomingdale, GA

Jerry was a co-worker when I worked at JC Lewis. He was a good guy and took his job seriously- and made sure that I did, too before “warming up” to me. We continued our friendship after I left there. Jerry was a proud veteran, and we shared a lot of similar outlooks on life. He was always fair and honest in our dealings. I will miss him. RIP my friend.

Mark J. Parker, Savannah, Ga

Oh dear Jan, I am so very sorry . Jerry will be missed....simple things like the wave from the white truck as he drove around the corner, his willingness to help....I vividly remember him lighting the pilot on my water heater.....big hugs and much love to you and Craig.

Carol Kirchner, Savannah, Ga

I miss you so much

Alexys Paulson, Roswell Georgia ,

Jerry was a very kind and thoughtful man and I enjoyed working with him during my time at JC Lewis. My thoughts are with his family in this difficult time. He will be greatly missed ??

Samantha Hillstead , Bloomingdale , GA

Keeping you in our prayers as you mourn Jerry’s passing

Tim Scott , Pensacola , Fl

Our love and thoughts are with you, Jerry was a true hero ! who's love for his family and country was number one . A wonderful friend and neighbor always willing to help those in need. Jerry never thought about reward or pay for all the things he did for others . His quick wit and humor always put a smile on your face. Jerry was above and beyond a example of what a hero is. We who knew him have been blessed . Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. A tear is a love note rising to heaven .

Jason & Faye Bach , Savannah, Ga

Always enjoyed working with Top as we refeered to him at JC Lewis. Thank you Top for your service to our country! Rest in Peace Jerry!

Chris Wegmann , Bluffton , SC

Jan and Craig ...... my heart goes out to you during this time. Jerry has been blessed by your love for years, and especially past few weeks. His amazing family tells us what a wonderful man he was. Jerry we miss you, every time I walk out door I still think I might see you. You are at Peace now and joining those who have gone before you. Thank you for your service, and your kindness. Til we meet on the Other Side?.

Pat Ehsanipoor, Savannah, GA

Jan and Craig, May God grant you peace in this time of life. I know that Jerry would not want you to worry and be at ease. He is resting in the arms of God and no longer in pain. If you need me for anything, please don’t hesitate to call.

Tomme and James Atkinson , Savannah , Ga

Jerry Alan Paulson, 71, died peacefully on Friday August 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

The Little Fork, MN native was born on December 23, 1947 to the late William and Jacquelyn Harding Paulson. As his mother worked for the National Weather Service, Jerry lived in many places as a child, including Alaska, Barrow and Sitka.

Jerry was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country honorably from 1966 until 1986; he retired as 1st Sergeant. Jerry was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War.

He married Janet Loken on August 9, 1968. The couple had one son, Craig. As career military, Jerry and his family were fortunate to have lived in many places, including; Fort Wainright, AK, Fort Knox, Bamberg Germany, Illesheim, Germany, and Hunter Army Airfield, where he and Jan remained until his death. After retirement, Jerry was worked in tech support for Vigaro Industries and was a former Executive Administrative Assistant with J. C. Lewis Ford.

In addition to his wife and son, Jerry leaves a brother, James Kirk (Mary) of Portland, Oregon; and two grandchildren, Alexis Denise and Randall Alan.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest you consider a donation in Jerry’s name to the American Cancer Society, 4849 Paulsen Street, Suite 102, Savannah, Georgia 31406 or the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

 

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Candle tribute lit by SUSAN KAY PHILLIPS — Georgia

My condolences to Jan and Craig and prayers that you will both find some solace knowing Jerry is not suffering any longer. He was a great guy. I haven't seen him for awhile except when running into him at the store now and then over the years. But I have many memories from long ago when we all shared love and laughter. I treasure those times.

SUSAN KAY PHILLIPS, Bloomingdale, GA

Jerry was a co-worker when I worked at JC Lewis. He was a good guy and took his job seriously- and made sure that I did, too before “warming up” to me. We continued our friendship after I left there. Jerry was a proud veteran, and we shared a lot of similar outlooks on life. He was always fair and honest in our dealings. I will miss him. RIP my friend.

Mark J. Parker, Savannah, Ga

Oh dear Jan, I am so very sorry . Jerry will be missed....simple things like the wave from the white truck as he drove around the corner, his willingness to help....I vividly remember him lighting the pilot on my water heater.....big hugs and much love to you and Craig.

Carol Kirchner, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carol Kirchner — Georgia

I miss you so much

Alexys Paulson, Roswell Georgia ,

Jerry was a very kind and thoughtful man and I enjoyed working with him during my time at JC Lewis. My thoughts are with his family in this difficult time. He will be greatly missed ??

Samantha Hillstead , Bloomingdale , GA

Candle tribute lit by Samantha Hillstead — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Faye Bach — Georgia

Keeping you in our prayers as you mourn Jerry’s passing

Tim Scott , Pensacola , Fl

Our love and thoughts are with you, Jerry was a true hero ! who's love for his family and country was number one . A wonderful friend and neighbor always willing to help those in need. Jerry never thought about reward or pay for all the things he did for others . His quick wit and humor always put a smile on your face. Jerry was above and beyond a example of what a hero is. We who knew him have been blessed . Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. A tear is a love note rising to heaven .

Jason & Faye Bach , Savannah, Ga

Always enjoyed working with Top as we refeered to him at JC Lewis. Thank you Top for your service to our country! Rest in Peace Jerry!

Chris Wegmann , Bluffton , SC

Jan and Craig ...... my heart goes out to you during this time. Jerry has been blessed by your love for years, and especially past few weeks. His amazing family tells us what a wonderful man he was. Jerry we miss you, every time I walk out door I still think I might see you. You are at Peace now and joining those who have gone before you. Thank you for your service, and your kindness. Til we meet on the Other Side?.

Pat Ehsanipoor, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Pat Ehsanipoor — Georgia

Jan and Craig, May God grant you peace in this time of life. I know that Jerry would not want you to worry and be at ease. He is resting in the arms of God and no longer in pain. If you need me for anything, please don’t hesitate to call.

Tomme and James Atkinson , Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by James and Mary Kirk (Brother/Sister-in-law) — Oregon


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