Jerry Robert Hess was born on 26 December 1949 in Tazewell County, Virginia, to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. Jerry was 10 years old when his parents divorced in 1959.
On 25 September 1968 Jerry married Joann Mays, a widow with two daughters. They were married in Grundy, Virginia, where Jerry had attended school at the Mountain Mission School. The couple had two daughters and lived in Hurley, Virginia, in 2006.
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 13
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1991 Hurley, VA (Hess, Jerry R)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Hurley, VA (Hess, Jerry R)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1949 Hess, Jerry Robert
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1968 Hess, Jerry Robert - Tester, Joann May