Gerald "Jerry" Plaster
Gerald Plaster (Jerry) passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, March 16th. Jerry was born in 1944 in Springfield, MO. His parents were Donald Sr and Frances Plaster. He attended Hillcrest High School, where he enjoyed playing football. He joined the Marine Corps, where he lived in southern California for several years. He prided himself on achieving the sharp shooter medal while in the corps. After the military, he worked at Quickset Lock Company for 12 years. During that time, he raised 5 children: Dori, Dawn, Anthony, Shawn and Cory. In 1976, Jerry returned to Springfield and became a successful general contractor for the rest of his career.
Jerry is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother Don Jr, sister Mary, and brother-in-law Mark (Tiger) Hopkins. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Hopkins of Springfield, his sister Margaret Campanelli of Crawfordsville, IN, sister-in-law Judy Plaster of Springfield, daughters Dori Heck and Dawn McCoy, sons Anthony, Shawn and Cory Plaster, and grandchildren Tatiana, Brenna, Madison, Kaila, Cooper, Carson, Luke, Maggie, Elise, Maeve, Aidan, and Charlie, and many more extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph’s parish on Saturday, March 25th at 10 AM. Visitation will be held the night before at Greenlawn Funeral Home East on Friday, March 24th at 4:00 PM.