Floriculture Industry Veteran Jerry Montgomery Dies at Age 78

Floriculture Industry Veteran Jerry Montgomery Dies at Age 78Gerald W. ‘Jerry’ Montgomery, 78, a long-time member of the floriculture industry and a regular contributor to Greenhouse Grower, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019, in Ocala, FL, after a short battle with cancer.

Montgomery was born in Steubenville, OH, to Gerald and Eleanor Montgomery. He moved to Ocala in 1985 from Illinois. He was a well-known and respected businessman in the horticulture industry his entire career and a lifelong member and supporter of the Ohio Florist Association, now known as AmericanHort.

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Jerry loved to travel, enjoyed fine dining, and pursued his golf game when time permitted. His sense of humor was notorious and a gift to all who knew him.

A devoted husband for 48 years, Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; a multitude of friends; and his beloved dogs, Hollie and Mickey.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Ocala. Full arrangements can be found here. To read some of Jerry’s past articles for Greenhouse Grower, click here.

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