Jerry Lynn Worley passed away on Aug. 7, 2017, in Ashford, Washington.

Jerry Lynn Worley passed away on Aug. 7, 2017, in Ashford, Washington.

Jerry was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Duncan to Bon and Ila Mae Worley.

Jerry grew up in Sulphur, where he began his love of the outdoors playing and exploring Chickasaw National Recreation Area at an early age. He attended Sulphur High School. Jerry went on to study chemical engineering at Seminole State College and was nationally recognized on the President's Honor Roll.

Jerry Lynn married Terry Lynn Hammons in Shawnee on June 7, 1975. After 42 years of marriage, they were happier than ever, spending the last few years living life to the fullest, hand in hand, exploring their new state. After years of traveling to provide for his family, Jerry chose to retire early to spend time with those he held the most precious: his family.

Jerry traveled the country, working as a heavy equipment operator, constructing gas pipelines all over the country for 25 years. Then he was able to share his skills as an instructor for new operators while working for the International Union of Operating Engineers where he also spent time as an organizer for the Union. He retired in 2012.

Jerry was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses at a young age. He spent the last two years actively engaged as a full time volunteer helping many people improve their lives through applying Bible principles. He was most recently a member of the Eatonville congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Washington, where he has many close friends. He was proud to be able to attend Pioneer Service School in McAlester and receive training for the Special Metropolitan Public Witnessing Program in Seattle, Washington.

Jerry moved from Oklahoma to Washington in September 2016 to be close to his grandchildren. His oldest granddaughter, Scarlett, described him as fun, happy and always making funny faces to make her laugh. Jerry would do anything to make his family happy.

In his retirement, Jerry was able to rekindle his childhood love of the outdoors spending time hiking, kayaking, fishing, digging for clams and planning for future adventures. He was in awe of his new home's natural beauty. On his last trip to the Washington coast, standing on the ocean's shore contemplating the "boundaries of the ocean," he spoke of Job 38.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Bon and Ila Mae Worley.

Survived by wife Terry Worley of Eatonville, Washington; daughter and son-in-law Chantel and Ricky McCray of Rockford, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Monique Worley of Puyallup, Washington; four grandchildren, Scarlett, Eden, Jude, and Teal Worley; brothers John and Jeff Worley; sisters JoAnn Worley Wooten, Joyce, Juanita, and Jenenetta Worley; niece Chandra Clark; and nephews Jasper, Glenn, and Marvin Wooten and Bon Mayberry.

Please share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.tuellmckeeofpuyallup.com.