Jerry Lee Anderson, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. He was 73. Jerry was born in Wheeling, WV, on October 20, 1947, one of eleven children born to George and Genevieve Howe Anderson. Jerry grew up in Weirton. At the age of 18, Jerry served his country as a sharpshooter with the US Army in Vietnam. On his return from the war in 1968, Jerry and Karen Smith planned their marriage on April 12, 1969. During their 51 years of marriage, they were blessed with four children, eight grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Jerry provided for his family working as a crane operator for 34 years with Weirton Steel. A hard worker, he often worked double shifts, recording 84 doubles in a single year. In his free time, he loved to hunt and fish at his family camp in Wetzel County and camp at the ABC Campground in Carrollton, OH. Jerry will always be remembered as a good man with a big heart. He would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need. He often would make sure no one went without buying turkeys at Thanksgiving and gifts at Christmas for the less fortunate. Jerry would be the first to tell you that his family was his greatest blessing, all four children are college graduates, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren are his pride and joy. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Charles, John, Thomas, and his sister, Daisy Harmon. He will be remembered with love and admiration by his wife, Karen (Smith) Anderson, son, Jerry Anderson; daughters, Amy (James) Westervelt, Jennifier (Robert) Marchese, Rachel (Raymond) Rodriguez; brother, James Anderson; sisters, Polly Hoover, Rhonda Swiger, Patsy (Allen) Lancaster, Diane (Charles) Rice; grandchildren, Garrett, Jaxon, Anderson, Dana, Olivia Westervelt, Alex, and Gabriel Marchese, Megan (Josh) Reed, and Joey Rodriguez; great- grandchildren, Levi Rodriguez, Aiden Reed; and his grand puppy, Baylee. Visitation will be Saturday 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6 p.m. at the Greco - Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton. Jerry will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veteran’s Organization. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com.

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  1. I grew up with Jim and Jerry, I lived on ave d and they lived on ave e, these guys were great people their entire life, I will miss you Jerry we sure had some great times when we were kids. I am sorry for the Family’s loss.

  2. Karen, You have my deepest sympathy. May God comfort you as only He can during this most difficult time. Much love and many prayers.

  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. I am deeply sad . He was one of a kind ! He was very proud of his family ! He was always helping someone . We are going to miss him dearly .

  5. My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. I worked around Jerry in the mill. I enjoyed talking and working with him. May he Rest In Peace.🇺🇸

  6. Karen and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. We were shocked to learn of Jerry’s passing. We have fond memories of you both around Mom and George’s kitchen table. He truly loved his family, looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. Our prayers are with you all. Love, from Becky, Mike and BeaAnn

  7. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  8. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  9. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Jerry Lee Anderson, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Jerry Lee Anderson, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  10. Our love & prayers are with you during this difficult time; Jerry was a sweet guy to whom family was everything. Your memories of your family traveling together will always be precious. Susan & Ron Smith

  11. With Our Deepest Sympathy and Lots of Love . From: Your Camp Friends Ron & Becky, Chris & Diane, Mike & Carrie, Jeremy & Teresa

  12. Aunt Karen & family- We were sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry’s passing, and pray God grants you all peace and comfort during this time.

  13. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  14. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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