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March 22, 1988 - April 30, 2024

A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held on Friday, May 31, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to Cat World of The Sanctuary of the Best Friends Society, in c/o the funeral home.

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Age 36, passed away on April 30, 2024. Jerry was born in Kalamazoo on March 22, 1988, the son of Duane and Mary Jo (King) Hoke. Jerry was the owner of Hoke Pest Control for seven years. He was an artist, loving to draw and paint. He was a novice collector of collections of things that held memories for him. Jerry enjoyed music. He also liked playing airsoft games. Those who were close to him called him “JerBear.” His family and friends were important to him but nothing was more important to him than his daughter, Eva Gail Hoke, who survives him. Jerry is also survived by his parents, Duane and Mary Jo Hoke; siblings, Eire Hoke, Riley Hoke, Aria Hoke; grandparents, Jerry (Jeanne) Hoke; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends, including a special friend, Daniela. Jerry was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Nora King; uncle, Thomas “Tom Tom” King Jr.; and a cousin, Mark Hoke Jr.