Jerry McGlothlin, 79, formerly of Boonville, passed away on Aug. 3, 2019 in Orange County, Calif., after suffering a massive heart attack on July 14, 2019. He was born June 5, 1940 to the late Herbert and Ilene (Ellis) McGlothlin.
He graduated from Boonville High School 1957/1958. He joined the Army immediately following graduation. Five years in, he attended officer’s candidate school and graduated as a commissioned officer. First tour was to Vietnam in 1967 as Infantry Platoon Leader. Upon returning from his first tour, he attended flight school and graduated as a helicopter pilot. In 1971, he attended University of Tampa, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, then deployed to Germany where he met his wife, Ute of 58 years. After retiring in 1979, he returned to the States and went to work for New England Life. In January of 1983 he moved to Orange County, Calif., and after retiring from New England Life, he started his own business, Orange County Financial Services.
Jerry was awarded Combat Infantry Badge, (three) Bronze Stars, and the Air Medal for number of missions flown in Vietnam; final rank, Major.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dean McGlothlin; brother, Harold McGlothlin. His wife, Ute McGlothlin, passed away eight days after his passing.
He is survived by daughter, Karen Quinones; grandchildren, Max, Miles, Julia and Sabrina; great-granddaughter, Camila; sister, Debbie Whitaker (Albert) of Boonville; brother, Herb (Suellen) of Kokomo; sister-in-law, Martha McGlothlin; nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held on Sept. 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave., Dana Point, CA 92624.
Condolences can be sent to the family at the church.