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Jerry M. Sammons

December 4, 1945 — May 11, 2021

JERRY MARVIN SAMMONS

Jerry Marvin Sammons, 75, of Missoula, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

He was born on December 4, 1945, in Missoula, to Zera and John Sammons. He was raised in Helena, MT but spent most of his younger days moving with his family to several small railroad towns making many friends along the way. He later graduated from Helena High in 1964.

He enlisted in the Navy, January of 1965, where he was active duty until October of 1968. He then did a stent in the reserves from 1968 to 1971. He began working at Stone Container in February of 1969 until he retired with the closure of Smurfit-Stone.

On his birthday, December 4 of 1969, he married his sweetheart, Sharon Marie Rostad of Missoula. He lived out the rest of his life with his wife and three children in Missoula.

Jerry will be missed and survived by his wife Sharon; his brothers, James “Bugs” (Rita) Sammons, Joseph Sammons; his children, Jon (Renee) Lamb, James (Shelly) Lamb, Jodie (Joseph) Miller; his grandchildren, Marie, LeAnna (Brandon), Evan, Bradley, Ashley, Bailey, Caleb, Brayden; his great-grandchild, Alicia; and numerous family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Zera Sammons; his brother, John “Tinker” Sammons; and two sisters, Elinor Redd and Betty Jonas.

The graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery located at 1911 Tower St. Missoula, MT. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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1911 Tower St, Missoula, MT 59804

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