Jerry M. McCollum


Jerry M. McCollum passed away June 1st, 2022.

Jerry M. McCollum, 80, of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away June 1, 2022. Jerry was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama November 12, 1941, to parents Alva and Mattie (Wesley) McCollum.

He graduated in 1960 and attended college for a degree in music. Jerry served in the Army as E-7 Bandsman, and he served our country during the Vietnam War. Jerry married Nancy S. Hicks in San Francisco, California April 24, 1970. They were married 52 years.

Jerry worked for the Federal Government at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Jerry enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Oregon Brass Society, writing poetry, gardening, and riding his bike.

Jerry is survived by his wife Nancy of Cottage Grove, OR; son Michael and wife Christina McCollum of Plymouth, MN; and 1 granddaughter Bella.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. He was loved by family and many friends, and he will be much missed.

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