Veteran's Corner: Jerry Coker
June 8, 2023
COLFAX — Jerry Coker grew up in a small farming community in north Missouri, and like his wife, he explained that there were only a few opportunities there.
“Most of the kids went to college or stayed and got a job,” he said.
Mr. Coker noted that during the early 60s, college money was hard to get back then, and his parents had lived through the Depression and weren’t about to sign a loan for him to go to school.
“I waited until I was nineteen, and they wouldn’t have to sign for me and joined the Airforce much to my dad’s dismay,” he explained, noting that his dad had expe...