Jerry was a Vietnam Veteran, having proudly served our nation in the U.S. Army. He and Joie moved to Branson 25 years ago. He worked for The Shepherd of the Hills, playing many characters including Uncle Ike, a Baldknobber, Tour Guide and Still operator. Jerry and Joie celebrated 26 years of marriage this past Valentines Day.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Joie Christensen of the home; his mother, Betty Hendricks of Reese, Michigan; a brother, Tom Christensen and wife Stephanie of Kingston Springs, Tennessee; four sisters, Cindy Murray husband Bud of Saginaw, Michigan, Cheryl Clark and husband Denny also of Saginaw, Michigan, twin sisters Carol Parent and Carla Parent, both of Reese, Michigan; he is also survived by his loving family at Faith and Wisdom Church in Branson.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Faith and Wisdom Church in Branson with Pastors Gary and Carol McSpadden officiating. Burial will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri with full military honors. Date and time will be announced at a later time. Memorial Donations may be made to the family in memory of Jerry in lieu of flowers.