Jerry Clower was an American comedian born and raised in Mississippi. He was best known as “The Mouth of Mississippi”.

Short Bio of Jerry Clower (Childhood, Family, and Education)

Jerry Clower was born as Howard Gerald Clower on September 28, 1926, in Liberty, Mississippi, USA, to his parents Mable and Otha Carl Clower. He had one sibling, William E. Clower. His father was a railroad employee while his mom was a housewife.

Jerry Clower
Jerry Clower.
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Regarding his educational qualifications, Jerry graduated out of high school in 1944. He then studied agriculture at Mississippi State University and graduated in 1951. During his stint there, he played college football and was a part of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Clower passed away on August 24, 1998, in Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of 71. He died after a heart bypass surgery.

Jerry Clower Married Life, Wife, and Kids

To talk about his marital life, Jerry Clower was a married man. He walked down the aisle with the love of his life, Homerline Wells in August 1947 in Hancock County, MS. The duo first met when Jerry was 20 years old.

During their long marital relationship, the pair gave birth to five kids. He had one son, Ray Moore Clower, who was born in 1953. He died in 2011. He is survived by three daughters, Amy, Sue, and Katy Clower.

Net Worth, Career, and Earnings

Jerry Clower had earned an estimated net worth of around $2 million at the time of his demise. He earned his worth thanks to his mixed career choices.

After graduating high school, he joined the Navy. During his stint there, he had become a Radioman Third Class and had earned the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Jerry also worked as a county agent, seed salesman, and fertilizer salesman. While working as a salesman, he developed a reputation for telling funny stories to boost his sales. Edwin Wikes and Bud Andrews got his tapes and he transitioned to become a comedian.

Quick Facts

When did Jerry Clower Die?

Jerry Clower died at the age of 71 on August 24, 1998, in Jackson, Mississippi.

Who was He Married to?

He was married to Doris Homerline Wells for just over 50 years until his demise.

What was His Rank When He Left the Navy?

His rank was Radioman Third Class when he left the navy.