Jerry Lee Shull, age 73, of El Dorado Springs, MO, formerly of Sac City, IA, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, MO. Jerry was born on August 31, 1944, in Sac City to Robert and Doreen (Dewey) Shull. He graduated from Sac City High School and continued his education at an auto body trade school in Omaha, NE.
Jerry was married to Betty Coats and they were blessed with three sons: Jerrod, Eric, and Gavin. They were later divorced and he married Becky Hobson. Jerry welcomed her daughters, Natalie and Lisa, into his family.
Jerry was a very talented artist. His originality, creativity, free hand and unique designs, served him well in his successful business. He owned and operated the “Ye Olde Body Shoppe” in Sac City until retiring in 2004. Jerry always tried to fulfill his customers wishes when it came to painting cars, motorcycles, or any other special request. He could be found whistling…while working or just while out and about in the community. Jerry liked to stay busy and enjoyed restoring and collecting old cars. Some of his other hobbies included weekend trips to Timber Ridge, fishing, riding dirt bikes, and camping. He was a member of the Sac City Lions Club for many years. Jerry was able to live his dream which was to move and retire in Missouri. He and Bonni Leaver moved to El Dorado Springs in 2012, where he built his own pond and enjoyed retirement. Jerry, along with his happy whistle, will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his sons: Jerrod Shull (Sheryl Struchen), Eric (Kayla) Shull, and Gavin Shull all of Sac City; his step-daughters: Natalie (Lee) Mandernach of Sac City and Lisa (Shon) Lee of Belton, MO; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Sarah, Kyle and Tori Shull; Keagan Bundt; and Tarissa and Gage Shull. Other survivors include his sister Sandy (Raymond) Millard of Stockton, MO; brother John (Bonnie) Shull of Florence, AZ; half brothers: Robert (Becky) Shull and Richard (Karen) Shull both of Sac City; several nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and niece TeAnna Kelley.