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Jerry Ransdell

Jerry Wayne Ransdell, 75, of Moberly, MO passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. Jerry was born December 10, 1944 in Moberly, MO to Willie Ransdell and Nina (Gravitt) Ransdell. He was a lifelong resident of the Randolph County area. He attended Moberly public schools. Jerry worked for the City of Moberly, where he cut grass at Oakland Cemetery. He also worked at Toastmaster, Triangle and a map making company where he made maps and atlases. In the mid- 70’s he went to apprentice for Solomon Boiler Works; after working there for several years, he started his own company, Central Missouri Boiler Works. Jerry then owned two gas stations, and arcade in Madison and the Jerry’s restaurant at the Moberly Truck Plaza. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges, as well as Parents Without Partners. Jerry had an abundance of hobbies and interests, the primary one being cars. He enjoyed staying active and was a wonderful roller skater. Jerry was known for his incredible patience, as he frequently enjoyed making tiny models; cars, businesses, etc. He had remarkable artistic abilities. In later years, he loved dancing and karaoke, enough to earn himself his own stage name, “Jose”. Jerry was a gentle soul who never met a stranger. This was sometimes to the detriment of his family, as no matter where he went, he was bound to run into someone he knew and strike up a (more often than not, long) conversation. Jerry was a truly amazing man who will be greatly missed. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Nina and sister, Barbara Warren. Survivors include his son, Jerry L. (Tae) Ransdell of Columbia, MO; grandchildren, Jerry S. Ransdell of St. Louis, MO and Autumn S. Ransdell of Columbia, MO; brother, Elwood (Patty) Agee of Moberly MO; nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends. Private graveside services celebrating Jerry’s life will be held at Oakland Cemetery on Monday, April 20, 2020, interment to follow. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Moberly Animal Shelter, 153 W Outer Rd, Moberly, MO 65270.

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I miss him dearly and karaoke will never be the same. He is singing in heaven that I can tell you for sure. Sorry for your loss

Randy Clark Jul 31 2020 7:39 PM

im mike truesdell from moberly just heard about jerry soooo sad he was a drag racing buddy when we were younger and a good friend if his son reads this would you please call me im torn up about all this my number is 660/676-2885

mike truesdell May 1 2020 10:23 AM

He was the best ! Simply said I was lucky to call him my friend . RIP

Beverly Peterson Apr 17 2020 6:42 PM

I met Jerry (Jose) at Truman's when it first opened about 15 years ago. We always had a great time. Loved to hear him sing! He would always greet me with hello beautiful or a joke like they let you out if jail? Then he would say well how you doing. Then I would ask him how he was doing, and he always said a lot better now that I saw you. And you know how to make an old redneck look good. Always made me laugh. Will miss you, but heaven must have needed an angel like you.

Dana Hefner Apr 17 2020 2:19 PM

In the late 70's we all drove the downtown strip in the evenings. I met Jerry during those fun times, he always had a smile and a wave! Prayers to his family and friends.

Lori Brooks Lawrence Apr 17 2020 12:21 PM

Jerry & https://s3.amazonaws.com/skins.funeraltechweb.com/tribute-gestures/Car.pngfamily, so sorry & shocked to hear about your dad, may he rest in peace. Sherwood

Sherwood Mann Apr 17 2020 11:29 AM