Jerry Lee Sweet

Jerry Lee Sweet, age 91, of Lawson, completed his work on Earth, Dec. 17, 2021.

Jerry was born to Charles Perry Sweet and Carrie Mae (Jensen) Sweet. Jerry married Betty Jane Bowers of Fremont, NE, Aug. 20, 1950. They were blessed with three children, James (Janice) Sweet, Kimberly (Kevin) Kitsmiller and Carmen (Dale) Coble four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Jerry left the farm at a young age to work construction on dam, highway and pipeline projects all over the United States. He touched many lives in his travels.

Jerry was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge # 16 and a Gold Card member of the Operating Engineers Local 101.

He loved running his bulldozer and excavator on his projects and above all he loved his family. If you ever met him and shook his hand, you never forgot him. He was a strong, caring and humble man dedicated to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Francis Perry Sweet, Charles Pershing Sweet, and Roland Glenn Sweet.

Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 28., at Lawson Baptist Church. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., services to follow. Graveside services will be held at the Masonic Cemetery in Excelsior Springs following the services.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Heart Association or the charity of your choice. 

The Caldwell County News

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