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Jerry Carey

April 21, 1934 November 8, 2017
Jerry Carey
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Obituary for Jerry Carey

Jerry Carey, 83, of Sullivan, Missouri passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home on Carey Lane.

Jerry Ray Joseph Carey was born on April 21, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Anthony and Elsie Elizabeth (Reitz) Carey. He attended the Miller grade school and Sullivan High School class of 1951. Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. It was in the military that he learned about electronics. After coming home from the Army, Jerry worked in T.V. Repair for his mother and stepfather, John Figone. On November 6, 1954, Jerry was united in marriage to Viva Lou Key at St. Anthony Catholic Church and they were blessed with five children: Cathy, Debbie, Alan, Randy and Tammy. In 1962, Jerry and Viva Lou purchased the family business, Jerry’s T.V., operations started and has continued as a Sullivan fixture into the present. Jerry loved his family and faithfully attended all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events. He coached little league baseball for many years and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, family float trips and many family fun days by their pool. Jerry also loved dancing with Viva Lou. Jerry was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3781 and St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Viva Lou (Key) Carey of Sullivan; five children, Cathy Schatz and husband Terry; Debbie Senters and husband Brad; Alan Carey and wife Patti; Randy Carey and wife Cindy; and Tammy Rohrer and husband Brian all of Sullivan; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way; one sister, Lolita Figone Borchering and husband Brad of New Haven, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Anthony and Elsie Elizabeth (Reitz) Figone; and his sister, Catherine “Dolly” Chapman.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan. Interment to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Memorials to Meramec Community Fair Livestock Youth or Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation are appreciated (in the memo you can put Jerry’s name and “Kids’ fishing and youth
hunting events)

Friends may send condolences to the Carey family online at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home, Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.

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2:00 PM 11/12/2017 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/12/2017 8:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States





11:00 AM 11/13/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

201 W. Springfield Rd.
Sullivan, Missouri 63080

St. Anthony Catholic Church
201 W. Springfield Rd. Sullivan 63080 Missouri
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Anthony Cemetery Final Resting Place

Acid Mine Road
Sullivan, Missouri 63080

Acid Mine Road Sullivan 63080 Missouri
United States

Memorial Contribution

Missouri Conservation Heriutage Foundation

330 Commerce Dr.
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Meramec Community Fair Livestock Youth

964 Koch Ln.
Sullivan, Missouri 63080

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