Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Flannery has left the building…
He took his final ride on January 15, 2022
Born in Chicago, August 10,1941 he was a loyal Bears and Cubs fan and celebrated wholeheartedly when the Cubbies won the World Series in 2016.
Jerry was a proud Irishman who knew how to love and live life to the fullest! St. Patrick’s Day was a national holiday in the Flannery household and family and friends celebrated with Tullamore Dew and Guiness.
Jer’s passion was cooking, and he loved to entertain. If he wasn’t watching Judge Judy or Jerry Springer, he was creating phenomenal meals in the newly renovated kitchen. He also loved to golf and fish, and although he wasn’t that good at either of them, he managed to out-fish his son in law, John. (which isn’t easy to do)
Jerry was adored by the people who knew him. He was a bartender at Sam’s Town and retired after 30 years. He made quite the impression on everyone he met. If you were lucky enough to have known him, you would know he had a quick wit and was fast with a joke for any occasion.
Jerry was a tough sonuvabitch and in his lifetime he survived a 6-way bypass, fought diabetes, watched his 3 little piggies go to market, flipped a quad, gave a robber a haymaker, wrapped his Corvette around a light pole, pulled his own teeth, and never spilled his drink. But lost his battle and went on his own terms with an FU to the big C.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sam E., son J.R. (Mei) daughters, Tracy, Shelli (Ryan) and Carlee (John). His grandchildren Amber, Torin, Jenna, and Holly and great-grandson Izayah. Also niece Karen (Dan) and great nephews Dan (Amy)Justin (Rachel) Preceded in death by his grandson Micheal.
Now there is an empty seat at the head of the table. (That’s your cue J.R.)
We had one helluva ride didn’t we…adios pantalones!
Knowing Jerry for over 15 years definitely impacted my life in many ways! Seeing true love between Sam E and Jerry was one of the greatest examples of marriage next to my own parents.
Jerry (and Sam E) are like second parents to me. They’ve always had an open door with a wise crack from Jerry and a big hug to follow. Jerry was sure to give me a single dollar bill when he was my first paying client in my business, which hung in my retail space and is now kept in a special place. Jerry will be missed sorely. I’m so lucky to have had the privilege to be a part of the Flannery/Boyse family moments for a long time. Rest easy Jerry ❤️
One of the best men ever placed on this earth. A loving family man, a loyal friend and fiercely patriotic and honorable.
He would be our choice to have in our foxhole for sure.
Jerry Flannery will be forever in our hearts and memories.
Many prayers to all that loved and knew Jerry. Sam E your Vegas girls are so very sorry for your loss! Much love and many hugs. May he rest in peace
So sorry for your loss, such a great love leaves a great heartache. Comforting prayers.
So sorry for you loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family
Jerry will be much missed. My only regret is that I did not know him long enough. I will always remember him spending Thanksgiving with and holding court from the bar stool. A wonderful man who lived life his way!
Loved this man 🙂 spent many of days across from him in the helps hall with him just listening…. telling me it would all be ok. Thank you Jer . I am grateful for your friendship. See you in heaven….
You and your wife were a huge part of my life and I will always cherish that. The three of us had a lot of cocktails together, a lot of laughs and a lot of good times…..thank you for ALL the memories. Love you mom 😘
A true gentleman, greatly missed x
Loved that guy! You keep hanging on my love. See you before too long.
-candy & andy
jerry one one of the most amazing and caring friend ive had. He always made me smile and always gave me good advice. He will forever be in my heart and I will never forget him.
We met Jerry while on a visit from Australia, we spent time with Jerry and Sam E. Jerry was the best bar tender ever and I always brought him Winfield cigarettes from home, he said we should be shot for bringing such strong ones, but I always brought a carton for him!! You will be missed by all that knew Jerry, hope you have a great ride to the sky above.. my love to Sam e and our love to you..