Jerry Lee Pauley, 70, of Hobe Sound, Fla. passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Treasure Coast Hospice Houses in Stuart, Fla.

Services were held on May 17, in Florida, with full military honors.

He was born on August 26, 1946 in Deer Park, to Altie and Oneita Henry Pauley.

He was the husband of Wanda Allensworth Pauley for forty-seven years and had one son, David Lee.

He was a 1964 graduate of Hickman High School and a member of the marching band. Jerry was a proud veteran of The United States Navy.

He was a graduate of University of Missouri, while earning his degree and after he worked for Williamsdale Nursery. He and his family lived in Rocheport for several years and for a time, he was Mayor. He worked for Syngenta in its various incarnations for 33 years before retiring.

A resident of Missouri, Illinois, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida, Mr. Pauley traveled the world extensively for both work and pleasure. He was an avid golfer, lifelong Missouri Tiger fan, and a member of the board of directors of the property owners association of the Falls at Lost Lake. He was an Episcopal and attended St. Mary’s in Stuart, Fla.

He and Wanda loved their families in Missouri and never let too much time pass before making a trip back for a visit.

Mr. Pauley is survived by his wife, Wanda Pauley of Hobe Sound, Fla. and his son, David Pauley of Marietta, Ga. Other survivors include four brothers, Dale (Mary Ruth) Pauley, Terry (Erma) Pauley, Larry Joe (Vicki) Pauley, Vernon (Nancy) Pauley all of Columbia; two sisters Martha Rissler of Lake Forest, Calif. and Alberta Anderson of Hemet, Calif.; sister-in-law Sharon Pettitt of Hannibal.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Altie Pauley; his mother, Oneita Henry (Paul) Sapp; his in-laws, Clifford and Dorothy Allensworth; and his sisters, Peggy (Pauley) Rickard and Norma (Pauley) Cunningham, and her companion Richard Knipp; and brothers-in-law, Donnie Pettitt, Harold Allensworth, Robert Rissler and Robert Anderson.