Jerry Lynn Botkins, 66, of Monroe City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal.

Jerry Lynn Botkins, 66, of Monroe City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal.

He was born July 9,1951, in Monroe City, the son of Joseph and Mildred Pauline Calvert Botkins.

He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City.

He was a graduate of Monroe City High School.

Jerry was a salesman working for several different automotive dealerships including Little Jess Motors, Pete Paris Chevrolet and most recently Poage Automotive.

As a young man Jerry traveled and was an actor with the "Toby and Susie Tent Show."

He was past Monroe City judge, Monroe City fireman and Monroe City ambulance driver.

Jerry was very active volunteering in his community. He volunteered his time for the MDA, as a coach for Special Olympics, Mark Twain Lake Rodeo, Mark Twain Lake handicap deer hunt, Monroe City Jaycees, Lions Club, Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Monroe City Booster Club and other organizations. At Christmas time Jerry would dress up and help Santa Clause for the youth of Monroe City and the surrounding area. He also served as a board member for several businesses.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, deer hunting and visiting with people. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He married Suree Lynn Lucas Dec. 31, 1983. She survives of the home. Also surviving one daughter Kari Lynn Botkins and fiance, Zach, Monroe City. One son Travis Gosney and wife Lee, Palmyra. Two brothers Johnny Botkins, Hannibal, and Jeff Botkins, Monroe City. Two sisters Janice Kirtley, Clarence, and Eva Edwards and husband, Gerald, Monroe City. He's also survived by three grandchildren Kevin Gosney, Kaleb Gosney and Ryilee James, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at the Garner Funeral Chapel, Monroe City. Rev. Steve Goughnour will officiate. There will be a private burial at a later date.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of services at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. Honorary Pallbearers will be Travis Gosney, Zach James, Jordon Botkins, Justin Botkins, John King, Bob Kendrick, J.C. Shoemeyer, Denny Benson, Steve Buckman, Stevie Buckman, Dennis Lorenson, Tim Kendrick, Terry Shively, Keith Hays and Jim Weerts.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.