Jerry Straub

Full Name: Jerry Kenneth Straub
Date of Birth: May 1, 1941
Date of Death: January 15, 2020
January 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Service Information:
January 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary

Jerry Kenneth Straub, 78, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. He was born on May 1, 1941 in Wheeling WV. He was the son of the late John K. and Olive V. Straub. Jerry is also preceded in death by his niece Dawn Nethercutt and grandson Chase Adkins. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary Laura Dennison of Huntington WV, his brother John M. Straub (Judy) both of Ona WV. Jerry was a graduate of Vinson High School. He attended The University of Pittsburgh where he played quarterback for two years. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Special Metals for 20 plus years and then Marathon Petroleum until he retired. He also had his own professional engineering firm. He was the owner of Wilson Welding Company and Huntington Drum. Jerry had many hobbies that kept him busy. He loved coaching youth sports. He also had his private pilot’s license and loved to fly. He was a fan of anything Marshall University. He rarely missed a basketball or football game. Jerry loved to design and build different things. He was responsible for the design and construction of the Huntington Little League complex in Ritter Park. His favorite hobby though was attending his grandchildren’s functions. Jerry is survived by his children, Scott Straub (Geneva) of Huntington, Shelley Shell (Todd) of Huntington, John Dennison (Valorie) of Huntington and Heather Dennison of Huntington. He also had a nephew Matt Straub (Jennifer), nephew Curt Nethercutt (Erin) of Ona. Jerry has 8 grandchildren, Blake and Joey Shell of Huntington, Jacob and Trey Straub of Huntington, Jarret Sipple of Huntington, Cole and Bryce Dennison of Huntington and great grandchildren Jacob Sipple of Huntington, Dominic and Milani Adkins of Huntington. Visitation will be from 11am – 1pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020. at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary followed by a service at 1pm. There will be a small service at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Jerry K Straub memorial fund at Wesbanco, 823 8th St., Huntington Wv 25701. These funds will be used to set up a trust for Chemotherapy patients in the Huntington area. Family guestbook at

From: Tillie ShellJan 16 2020 12:56PM
You will be missed
From: Carol UnderdonkJan 16 2020 1:01PM
I always enjoyed seeing Jerry when visiting my parents. Always had something to say about WVU or Marshall. He will be missed.  Prayers to family.
From: Jan & Bruce ChertowJan 16 2020 3:09PM
Our condolences to all the family
So sorry for your loss
The Chertows
From: Deborah Dennison ShulerJan 16 2020 7:10PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers.I am so sorry for your loss.
From: David HeffernanJan 17 2020 6:06AM
I’m so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.
My sincere condolences to you Mary and all of the family.
David Heffernan
From: CANDY VAUGHNJan 17 2020 10:36AM
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. Mary Laura your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.
From: Barbara JordanJan 17 2020 1:27PM
Our sincere condolences to Jerry's family.  May the happy memories comfort you.
Love, your USC VHH family
From: Chris Clifford Jan 17 2020 6:37PM
Jerry you are so loved, prayers for comfort for Mary ,Shelly ,Todd ,Heather,John and family
From: Larry StaleyJan 18 2020 7:10AM
When I was 12 yrs old Coach Straub as we called him helped coach my Little League Baseball team (Roberts Esso) in League 1 at the WSAZ towers.   I know at that time all the players thought that was big deal having him as a coach.   I recall after one game we got beat real bad he gave us a talk about not giving up and I can still picture him talking to us after that game and that is something I never forgot.   I am sorry to hear about his passing.  
From: Carroll and Patty JusticeJan 18 2020 10:07AM
Jerry was one of the nicest men we have ever known. He leaves quite a legacy which will be hard to top.  He will be greatly missed.
From: Greenie and Debbie Greenstein Jan 20 2020 8:28PM
Our deepest sympathy to the family

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