Jerome Lee Kotz age 65 of Clarksville, passed away at his residence on April 24, 2018. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jerome served his country in the US Army. He served in Germany during the time of Vietnam. Following his time in the military he worked in several factories. He is a member of the Catholic Church and has been a volunteer with various homeless ministries. He is survived by his wife Edith Nelums Kotz of Clarksville; a daughter Kerry Johnson-Gary of Clarksville; brothers Bob Kotz, and Jeff Kotz; and sisters Connie Bainbridge, Kim Martinez, Barbara O'Neill Pollen, and Joan Eck. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren Seth Johnson, Zander Johnson, and Charlie Gary. He is preceded in death by a sister Patty Harris. There will be no public funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made by going to www.gatewayfh.com.