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.


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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