Jerry Lee Hainline Sr. — O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home


Jerry Lee Hainline Sr., 78, of Quincy, IL, passed away at 12:48 pm Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

Jerry was born May 4, 1946, in Quincy, IL to Raymond and Dorothy (Sherman) Hainline. He was married to Karen R. Walker on May 19, 1967 in Davenport, IA. She survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Tina Peters (Terry) and Tammy Stapp (Troy); nine grandchildren, Terry Peters Jr., Steven Baker, Nicole Middenorf, Josh Slater, Trenton Barry, Brandy Wright (Larry), Troy Stapp Jr., Shawn Stapp, and Brandon Boden (Rayna); eight great-grandchildren, Payton, Donnie, Braylie, Paige, Lylah, Beau, Vayda, and Bayner; two sisters, Karen Mutchler and Bonnie Rankin (Gary); one brother, James Hainline; parents in-law, Kenneth and Betty Walker; brother and sister in-law, Sheila Haistings and Richard Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry Lee Hainline Jr.; three brothers, Billy Hainline (Barb), Raymond Hainline, and Larry Siepker; four sisters, Betty Hainline, Virginia Stroud (Doug), Ruby Shaffer, and Shirley Mettler; and brother and sisters in-law, Deborah Clifton, Pauline Walker and Terry Haistings.

Professionally, Jerry was known for his strong work ethic and dedication. He spent many years as a roofer for Dieker Roofing and Koontz Construction, and later as a janitor for Danny Tuley Janitorial. His colleagues knew him as a man who could always be relied upon, a friend who brought warmth and humor to every task.

Jerry’s interests were as varied as they were passionate. A die-hard fan of the STL Cardinals and NASCAR, particularly Dale Earnhardt Jr., he found excitement in the thrill of the race and the crack of the bat. His collection of hot wheels and model cars, especially those from the 40s and 50s, was a source of pride and nostalgia. Jerry’s love for cars extended beyond collecting; he enjoyed reading about them and working on them, a hobby that served him well both at home and in his community.

A man who never missed an opportunity for fun, Jerry was known for his love of dancing, his appreciation for classic rock and country music, and his fondness for Westerns. His lucky streak at the slot machines in LaGrange, Burlington, Davenport, and Mark Twain Casinos was legendary, as was his knack for winning prizes from claw machines, much to the delight of his grandchildren.

Jerry’s hands were rarely still; he was always fixing something, planting flowers, or helping out at his son-in-law’s greenhouse. Jerry Lee Hainline Sr. lived a life that was full and vibrant. His spirit and memories will continue to inspire and comfort his family and friends for generations to come.

Friends and Family are invited to Jerry’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be Monday, June 10, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy, IL.

A Funeral Ceremony will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy. Pastor Kenny Giesendorfer will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, IL.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Boden, Steve Baker, Brandy Wright, Terry Peters Jr., Larry Wright, Shawn Stapp, Troy Stapp Jr., and Nicole Middenorf; and Braylie Boden as an honorary pallbearer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expenses.

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