Jerry J. Kapka of Yukon, Oklahoma, died Dec. 1, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Oklahoma City, the son of Harlan and Ruth (Warlick) Kapka. Jerry was raised from an early age in Britton, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon discharge, he returned to Oklahoma City, where he worked for the city of Oklahoma City, until retirement in 1999. During that time, he moved his family to Yukon, Oklahoma, where he lived until the time of his death. After retirement, he became very active with Parkland Elementary and Independence Intermediate schools by assisting staff and children there in various roles.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers-in-law; one son; one nephew; and one granddaughter. Survivors include his wife, Davonne (Ogburn) of the home; two sons, Michael (Karen); Jason (Tracy); daughter, Melody (Tim); eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Annie.
The family would like to thank the staff at OU Medical Center ICU “2F” for the care during his last week.
Viewing will be Monday, 1-8 p.m., with family present from 5-1 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at Mercer-Adams Chapel, with interment in Paoli Cemetery, Paoli, Oklahoma. To read the full obituary or share condolences, visit http://www.mercer-adams.com.