Jerry W Novak

jerry novak
Jerry W. Novak, of Nashville, TN, passed away on May 3, 2023. Jerry was born to Joseph and Stephanie Novak in Slovakia in 1949. He moved from Slovakia to Canada when he was 19 years old. He made his way to Michigan and became a professional wrestler. He traveled the world while wrestling. Eventually, he settled in Nashville, TN and became a business owner. Jerry is survived by his two daughters Angie and Natalie and granddaughter Alexis. He is also survived by former wife Diane as well as family in Slovakia. Jerry was the most loving father anyone could ever wish for. He loved nothing more than his girls. He was always there for each of them. Whether it be for advice or just being silly with his favorite granddaughter. He always did everything he could for family. Even when it seemed there wasn’t a way, he would make it happen. Anyone who met Jerry remarked on his kindness and special smile. He was a gentle giant who will be missed greatly by those who will always love him. A remembrance service will be held at a later date.

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  1. I have so many great memories of Jerry everything from spending time with him and hia family to watching him work. He was a real life action hero. He was just as he has been described “A gentle giant”. I have not seen him or his family in years. I have thought of him very often as well as bragged that I had known him. Rest in peace, you has finished your journey, you will be horribly missed, and it has been an honor to have known you.

  2. Jerry was a great man and he always did the best he could. He tried his best with me, and always treated me as if I was his own son, despite not being blood, It was like we was! Angie, and Nat, I hope you both are holding up , I knw how much both of you adored him as he adored y’all even more! I wish I could’ve spent more time with him before he passed! The man that I am today is because of you! Rest well Jerry, I knw now that your completely pain free!!! P.S my next dog , I will name Bruiser, and my current dog is named Max because of you

  3. My dad was an auto mechanic at Murphy’s Exxon on the corner of Trinity Lane and Brick Church Pike in Nashville. I remember dad telling me about Jerry coming in to get his vehicle worked on and them talking about wrestling. Dad and I were fans of The Bounty Hunters.

  4. Goodbye old friend, thank you for the good times at the stagecoach… We cracked a few heads together there. You were a kind heart, gentle giant and one of the toughest human beings i ever knew. God Bless and keep you… Dome lights on… Tell gypsy and tojo hello…

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