Gerald W. Hess, age 78, passed away Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016 , in Tennova Health Care Lebanon.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William George Hess & Leilith Moore Hess; granddaughter, Kayla Hess. Survived by sons, John William Hess & Jeffery (Lyndsay) Hess; daughter, Jerilyn Hess(Mike) Boles; brother, Dennis (Georgia) Hess; grandchildren, Jade Hess, Danielle Manning, Carson Boles, & Addison Boles; neices & nephews, Mike Ponton, Kathy (Dr.Mario) Massullo, Alison(Rob) Dismang, Scott Andrews, Steve(Mary Jo) Andrews, Sheri(John) Glendinning, Stuart(Michelle) Andrews, Stefanie(Tony) Andrews.
Mr. Hess was a 1955 graduate of Kankakee High School in Illinois, an Eagle & Sea Scout, attended the University of Southern Illinois, a Mechanical Engineer with Toshiba, and after retirement he worked at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club. He was a devoted member of Faith Lutheran Church serving as their Financial Secretary.
Visitation will be held on Thursday Sept. 29, 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday Sept. 30, 10 a.m. until Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. in the Faith Lutheran Church.
Pastor Matt Steinhauer will officiate the services.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Mr. Hess' memory to the Faith Lutheran Church, 1655 West Main Street, Lebanon, TN, 37087.
Partlow Funeral Chapel, (615) 444-7007, www.partlowchapel.com.