Jerry Ahern Passes Away

July 30, 2012

For those who are familiar with Jerry he wrote a series of popular books back in the 1980’s called the” Survivalist”. They were wildly popular at the time since that was the height of that movement which we now refer to as “preppers”. Since that time he wrote thousands of gun reviews for many publications on gun related topics.

He was also a very devoted fan of  Detonics pistols. In fact his main character in the book series always carried them. During one of the time periods when Detonics was looking for a new home Jerry was able to bring the company back to life once again. He was the president of Detonics from 2004 until 2007. Jerry’s obituary is below. Our prayers go out to his family and many friends. He will be missed!

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Ahern, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Mr. Ahern was born in Chicago, ILL, a son to the late John and Arline Ahern. Jerry was an award winning, internationally known author of over 80 novels, including “The Survivalist” series, numerous non-fiction books as well as thousands of magazine articles. In recent years Jerry served as an editorial consultant. Additionally, Jerry was a strong supporter of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Jerry had a strong Christian faith and led a vigorous and healthy lifestyle until a recent and aggressive cancer took his life. His positive and never give up attitude, as well as a good sense of humor, were a part of his day to day throughout. Jerry was deeply cherished and loved by his family; all those that knew him loved him. He had a strong devotion to his family.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sharon Ahern, Jefferson, children, Samantha and Robert Akers, Commerce, Jason and Tracy Ahern, Buford, grandchildren, Olivia Akers, Alec, Aidan, Emily and Addison Ahern, nephew, George R. Smith, Hartwell.

A private family Memorial Service will be held on a later date.

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467

Online Condolences at http://www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

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