Gerald (Jerry) Vernon Mantooth Jr.

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Gerald (Jerry) Vernon Mantooth Jr. passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Jerry was born in Olathe, KS to Dorothy and Gerald V. Mantooth Sr. on August 22, 1950. He graduated from Olathe High in 1968, and then attended Emporia State University and graduated in 1972 with a degree in Business. Throughout his college career, Jerry played baseball for Emporia State, and he also tried out for the Kansas City Royals in the early 1970s, making it to the final cuts as a pitcher. Jerry went on to work at Deluxe Corporation for 39 years. During that time he met and married Patricia Ann Carpenter (Mantooth) on June 8, 1974. They resided in Johnson County for 47 years, where they raised their two children, Lindsay Dawn and Matthew Drake Mantooth.

Jerry had a passion for baseball and collecting sports memorabilia. For several years in the 1990s, Jerry owned and operated a sports memorabilia business called The Batter’s Box. Jerry’s other passions included woodworking, knitting, and was a Disney enthusiast. Jerry was a kid at heart, who enjoyed visiting Disney World and Disneyland, and he also enjoyed watching Disney cartoons with his two granddaughters, Miranda Grace and Marissa Lynne. He enjoyed being a “Papa” and was always there for his granddaughters’ life events and encouraged them to become successful adults.

Jerry was survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Lindsay, son Matthew, granddaughters Miranda and Marissa, brother, John Province (Connie), and sister, Cheryl Towner (Larry). He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald, and mother, Dorothy.

Memorial Contributions

With Jerry’s passion for the holidays, we decided to honor his memory by accepting donations through GoFundMe, so we could provide those in need with a Christmas just as special as the Christmas he provided for his family. We chose to do this in lieu of flowers. Jerry always wanted to be a Secret Santa, and now he has the possibility to do that.

Service

The services will be a Celebration of Life for Jerry on Saturday, October 23, 2021 beginning with a visitation at 10 am followed by the 11 am service. The service will be held at:

Prairie View Family Church

27772 W 135th St.

Olathe, KS 66061

12 Comments

  1. Janis Camerlinck on October 25, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Lindsay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great person with a quick sense of humor. We enjoyed his visits to our department every day. He always had a smile on his face and always made Us smile, too. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  2. Sondra Hinson-Hopson on October 21, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. May God give you continued strength and love as you pass through this stage of your loved ones life

  3. John Shultz on October 21, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I worked at Deluxe and was around Jerry a lot. I always enjoyed his sense of humour and devilish side. He was always talking about family with a big smile on his face. He was one of the good guys.

  4. Kay Towner on October 21, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Always enjoyed him at Larry & Cheryl’s. Such a happy guy. I think the last time I saw him was at Perkins and he recognized us first. Prayers and comfort for the family. I know you have wonderful memories that will never go away.

  5. Rex Hudler on October 21, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Sorry for your loss. I’m thrilled to have met Jerry and spend an afternoon w/him and his wonderful family! I loved his enthusiasm for life! The Kingdom’s gain!

  6. Bonnie Lehnen on October 20, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all his family. You will all have great memories to last forever in you hearts

  7. Ron Howard on October 20, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Love and peace to my niece, Patty and family.

  8. Jane Sak on October 20, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you Pat and your family. What a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He touched so many lives with his humor, positive attitude and zest for life in the very best way. I’m grateful I got to know him.

  9. Dennis and Darlene Holstrom on October 20, 2021 at 12:54 am

    We have many memories of this wonderful man, working with him at Deluxe, and even when Denny would delivered our checks orders through Pony Express. He was a true friend to me and gave a warm good morning to start my day. Thanks for making my work experience enjoyable and fun.

  10. Jim Towner on October 19, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Jerry will definitely be missed. Sorry for the family’s loss Jerry has made the ultimate Graduation and moved on. Will be watching the family from above. RIP!!!!!

  11. Don and Ruth Ann (Rudie) Lewis on October 19, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    What a friendly and caring man. Loved talking to him and loved his humorous/honest spin on life.
    His family, grandchildren and friends meant so much to him, too.
    Jerry, your heavenly life will be full of love, joy and without pain.
    We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family. God bless.

  12. Gloria Smith on October 19, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    So sorry, I worked with Jerry at Deluxe.
    Prayers and hugs

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