WILMINGTON — The family of Jerry Lee Koehli is saddened to announce his unexpected passing Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, at the age of 76. Jerry loved his family beyond measure and was always eager to reach out to anyone in need.
Jerry was the proud owner of Jerry & Son Heating and Air. His son, Jon Koehli, took over the business 6 years ago when Jerry retired. However, he continued to play an active role in the business that he created and loved.
Jerry, affectionately nicknamed Papa by his grandchildren, was known for his red socks, love for chocolate covered cherries, cinnamon rolls and cheesecake.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Barbara; along with his children, Christin Baker, and her husband, Rodney, Jon Koehli, and his wife, Mary, Alison Sessoms, and her husband, Hutch, Janet Corbley and Stephanie Sessoms; grandchildren, Blake Leigh, Baylee Leigh, Jessica Jones, Trey Keeney Meghan Lassiter, Morgan Baker, Joy Brown, Josh Galloway, Tara Ray and Jayden Chavis; and great-grandson, Ma’kai Jones. He will also be missed by his faithful dogs, Thai and Delilah.
Jerry was an active member of Life Church, Wilmington, for many years .
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private service for immediate family only.
Memorial donations may be made to Life Church, 1939 Independence Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.
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