Jerry Douglas Darter, 56, passed away on March 12, 2014 at his home in Sparta, Missouri.
He was born May 31, 1957, the son of Homer and Edna (Jackson) Darter, at the family home in Cabool, Missouri. He was the youngest of eight.
Jerry attended Cabool Schools and graduated in 1975. He held several jobs including three summers of working in the harvest until 1978 when he fulfilled his dreams and began his trucking career. He drove up until 2010 when due to illness he had to take an early retirement. Since then he has kept in touch with his trucking buddies and friends and family. Most everybody knew him by his nickname, Henry. He was always up for a good joke or laugh. He always told stories about trucking. He also enjoyed aggravating everyone and that’s how he got his trucking handle, Agitator.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Edna, and two brothers, Harold and George.
He is survived by his wife, Rachelle (Shelly); his daughter, Katie and Dakota Moser, who he took in and considered a son; two brothers, Hubert and wife Myrna Darter of Cabool and John Darter and wife Rona of Sparta; three sisters, Shirley Abrahamson and husband Murrey of Cedar Hill, Missouri, and Dot Gaylor and Doris Darter, both of Harrison, Arkansas; as well as several other family and friends.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at Cabool Second Baptist Church with Wayne Ferry officiating. Pallbearers were Wally Darter, Dakota Moser, Jamie Darter, Dean Brewer, Eddie Brewer and Jason Luna. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.