Jerry Don Sellers 80, of Temple, Oklahoma, passed away April 18, 2022 at Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel with Ken Kerbo officiating, interment will follow at the Duncan Cemetery and arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.
Jerry was born To Gardie and Minnie "Dehart" Sellers on November 18, 1941 in Walters, Oklahoma. Jerry grew up in the Walters area, and graduated from Walters High School in 1960. After graduating from high school, he went into the U. S. Navy. Later, he went to work for Henry Jones Floor Sanding, and later at a floor sanding business in Tulsa. After that he went to work at Ft. Sill (Civil Service) in Lawton, Oklahoma for many years until retiring. After retirement, he had a small trucking business delivering rock, managed a furniture store, and also did some farming.
Jerry was married on November 30, 1961 at Lawton, Oklahoma, and he and Kay Rene had three children, Sherry, Dalena, and Jerry Dale. They made their home in Lawton , and Tulsa before returning to Walters. Jerry attended The Church of God in his early years, and other churches in the area later in life.
Jerry enjoyed fishing, and drag racing. He loved drag racing, and won many times in an early 60's Dodge Dart station wagon with a slant 6 motor. He also raced a 1967 Camaro, called Grandpa's Toy which his son, Jerry Dale later raced when he was old enough. He then got a 1962 Chevrolet Impala that his son-in-law, Steve raced, and won many races including NHRA Division 4 champion. He later got a 1969 Chevrolet impala that Steve also raced. He bought Steve his first circle track dirt car. He also loved going to the Lawton Speedway to watch his grandson Cody race sprint cars. He brought the love of racing to his family which then started the tradition of racing which included his son, son-in-law, grandson, and great-granddaughters. The tradition will continue because all of them love racing too.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Gardie and Minnie Sellers, his son, Jerry Dale Sellers, his brother, Billy Joe Sellers and wife Juanell, and brother, Troy Sellers and nephew Geary Sellers.
Survivors include two children and spouses, Sherry and Steve Wampler of Walters, Oklahoma, and Dalena and Shawn Bowers of Walters, Oklahoma, one sibling Sue Kerbo and husband Leroy of Shawnee, Oklahoma, three grandchildren; Cody Wampler and wife Tammie, Traci Dryden and husband Kris, and Shane Bowers and wife Dalana; seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, and host of relatives and friends. He also raised Nathaniel Shea and family as his own.
Pallbearers will be Steve Wampler, Shawn Bowers, Shane Bowers, Mike Sellers, Kris Dryden and Cody Wampler.
Military Honors will be provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard.
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