Jerry Bovee

July 13, 1942 - December 24, 2018
Jerry Bovee


Duane Gerald Bovee 76, of Leland passed away Monday December 24, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jerry was born in Saginaw, MI; on July 13, 1942 the son of the late Major and Vera Olive Elliott Bovee. He served his country Honorably in the United States Airforce, after graduating from Clio High School. In 1977 he went to work for Paktank Corporation retiring in 2007. Also preceding him in death are sisters Charlotte Dawn Bovee, Lillian and husband Mike Grujic, Dorothy and husband Clifford Roupe, Doris and husband Carl Barton, Dora and husband J.C. Bean and brothers Eugene Bovee and wife Nancy and Carl Spitz and a brother-in-law Albert Poe.

Surviving are daughters Terry B. Oldham and husband Kenneth of Leland and Crystal Bovee of Wilmington, and sister Violet Poe of MI.; grandchildren James Duane and Edward Ryan Oldham, great-grandson Landen Oldham. Many Nephews and Nieces also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday January 4, 2019 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, with Military Honors to follow. Pastor Jay Young will officiate the service. Burial will be private in the state Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.

The family will see friends starting at 10 am until service time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • December 29, 2018
    pldavis says:
    My sincere sympathy for the loss of Jerry. I pray that you find comfort in family, friends and prayer and that the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort Jehovah sustain you during your time of sorrow. May you look forward to God's future promise of the resurrection, Acts 24:15.

  • December 30, 2018
    Rusty Henderson and Jan McKnight says:
    Jerry was a great person. He stayed with us about two years ago before Rusty drove him to Wilmington. What great stories he shared. He was a good brother to Carl

  • December 31, 2018
    Chris and Andy Reip says:
    I met Jerry about a year ago while working at the local internet gaming café here in Clio, MI. Right away, there was a sense if great humor, kindness, and just an all around good guy in Jerry's personality. As a regular customer, it didn't take long to become attached to him and protective over him. He was always in good spirits no matter his circumstance or health issues. He was so proud of his family and mentioned them often. He was missed terribly when he moved south, but deep down we knew that was best for him to be closer to his daughters. I pray you all were able to enjoy the time you had him near - he will always be missed.

  • December 31, 2018
    Pete Yerian says:
    My prayers are with your family during these tough times. Jerry was a one of a kind man that I got to know and spend time with in clio. He was a pleasure to have around and he will be greatly missed. Our times together were always full of laughs. I had the pleasure to help him out with his multiple electronic items. He could navigate an iphone better than most. I wish everyone could have seen his face when we got the LED lights on his wheel chair. He showed everyone his landing lights. Rest in Peace Buddy and watch over all of us.

  • January 01, 2019
    marie madden says:
    sorry to hear of your loss. I gambled with jerry in clio mi very nice guy