December 9, 1925 - June 29, 2020
Mr. Jerome C. Salmons Jr., age 94 years, of Crystal River, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 in Inverness. He had the pleasure of residing with and being cared for by his granddaughter and three beloved great-grandchildren. It brought him distinct joy watching them grow over the past decade. He was born December 9, 1925 in West Virginia to Jerome C. and Thelma McCutcheon Salmons and came to Citrus County following retirement. Mr. Salmons was a retired Mechanical Engineer for Lockheed Martin where his career highlights included contracting with NASA on multiple spacecraft designs and missions. Jerome was a proud Army Air Corp Veteran of WWII. Although personally humble about his achievements, his list of life accomplishments were quite notable, including obtaining his pilot's license, holding multiple patents (the most notable of which involved the transport of coal), earning his real estate license, being an Arthur Murray trained ballroom dancer, completing SCUBA certification, and making tremendous strides in the detailed discovery of his family's genealogy. A lifelong learner, Jerry earned his initial bachelor's degree from West Virginia University, and was also an alum of Texas A&M, as well as John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Jerry's hobbies and interests over the course of his lifetime included belonging to a Baltimore Sports Car Club, being an avid Jazz enthusiast, capturing and processing photography, writing computer code, antique collections, and reading. He was a member of USABDA ballroom dance association for decades and often had a full dance card yet still left room to include his great-granddaughters from the time they were infants. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 70 years: Katherine Salmons (October 27, 2016); 2 brothers: Roger Allen Salmons (Cleo) of Homosassa, FL and Richard Lee Salmons; and 2 Grandchildren: Kelly James and Casey Jerome Robinson. Surviving are his daughter: Linda (Michael) Robinson, Fredericksburg, VA; a granddaughter: Katie Robinson-Jones; and 3 Great Granddaughters: Cassie Robinson, Kelly Jones, and Julia Kaylin Jones. Services and interment will be in Charleston, West Virginia. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Mr. Jerome C. Salmons Jr., age 94 years, of Crystal River, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 in Inverness. He had the pleasure of residing with and being cared for by his granddaughter and three beloved great-grandchildren. It brought him distinct... View Obituary & Service Information
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