Jerry N. (Nelson) Stephens


Jerry N. (Nelson) Stephens, born Dec. 15, 1936 in Metcalfe County, passed peacefully from his earthly home in Hoover, Alabama to his heavenly home, on March 23, 2019.
Jerry is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of over 63 years, Mary Rush Stephens. Together they lived in Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois during his working lifetime; retiring in 1999 to Naples, Florida where they were members of Vanderbilt Country Club until moving to Hoover, Alabama in 2017.
Also surviving is his only child, Jerry Michael Stephens and daughter-in-law, Sheila, of Hoover, Alabama.; a grandson, Spencer (and his wife Jennifer), Alabama; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth R. Stephens, South Carolina. His great-grandson, Anson Jerry, brightened the last two years of life and was a major factor in the move from Florida to Alabama.
Jerry served in the United States Air Force after high school.
An avid golfer in retirement, he made his first and only hole in one on Feb. 20, 2014 and shot his age in September 2018 during the next to last round of his golf career.
His surviving in-laws: Lena M. Dickerson, Ella Rush, Marine Rush, Sue Romines, Suzanne Rush, Butch and Jolene Rush, all of Kentucky; one brother-in-law, Woodson Hurt, in South Carolina. Surviving nieces and nephews include David Dickerson, Carl Dickerson, Jill Dickerson Bryant, Robert Romines, John Romines, Steven Romines, Bruce Rush, Todd Rush, Jennifer Simms, Kathy Robinson, Kim Hurt and Darlene Buckno.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Gusty and Corine Martin Stephens; and one sister, Shirley Jean Stephens Hurt.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Published on March 25, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Jerry
See more

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on June 23, 2019.

Select an emblem

8 posts

Lotfi Ghattas
Apr 04, 2019
Lotfi Ghattas And Hélène MATHIEU
Our sincerely sympathies,Jerry was a great guy laugh and love to all of us
Jerry will be missed all Vanderbilt member.
Our prayers are with you. Your Canadians friend
Debbie and Steve Gallant
Apr 01, 2019
We will fondly remember Jerry's easy going spirit, hearty laugh and love of life and his family. Sincere sympathies to Mary and family.
Mar 30, 2019
Jerry will be sourly missed. I would always look forward to see him and his sense of humor. Mary the very best to you.
Pat and Jean Pelletier
Mar 30, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to our friend, Mary, and family. Jerry was always so nice and friendly to all of us at Vanderbilt Country Club. We pray that God will keep him close.
Lorry & John Evans
Mar 30, 2019
In sympathy and prayers for Mary and the family.
Jerry was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him.
Lorry and John Evans
Mar 30, 2019
This is sad news, Jerry never new a stranger and we are sorry for his loss.
We miss Vanderbilt and glad we knew Mary and him during our wonderful years
In Naples Fla.
In Sympathy.
Owen and Connie Taylor
Mar 29, 2019
Mary and Family,
My heart breaks for your loss.
Jerry was a wonderful man..someone we admired greatly.
He was very helpful to us....which we will be forever grateful.
Hoping your memories of happy times will bring you comfort.
Please know our hearts and prayers are with you.

Much Love,
Owen and Connie Taylor
Cal and Susan Persohn
Mar 29, 2019
Our heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Jerry. Mary and Jerry were some of the first people we met when we arrived at Vanderbilt. They were so warm and welcoming to us. You couldn't ask for finer people than the Stephens. Jerry will be missed by many!