School 23

Jerry Dean Plummer

July 26, 1953 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 68)


Jerry “Doc” Plummer passed away July 24th, 2022, in Nashville at the age of 68. Jerry was born to the late H. B. and Mildred Plummer of Clarksville, TN.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Ronnie Plummer.  Jerry is survived by his longtime partner Lynn Fick of Nashville, TN, his brother Mike Plummer of Jacksonville, FL, sisters Judy Sadler of Hendersonville, TN and Pat Yeomans of Brandon, MS as well as 11 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend Brady Murray of Pleasant View, TN and his beloved pups Zillah and Lilly and his cat Annaha.

Born July 26th, 1953, Jerry grew up in Clarksville, TN. He received his Doctorate Degree in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University and before his retirement he was a tenured full Professor of Economics/Information Systems at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He was teaching at Belmont University after his retirement.  He was also founder and president of, a successful consulting company in computer information systems and finance.

Doc’s true passion was short wave radio, and he was a very active member of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB).  Doc served many roles with NASB and was elected President in 2022. He was Frequency Manager at WWCR International Shortwave Radio in Nashville since 2007. He hosted or cohosted over 400 ASK WWCR programs with his longtime friend and associate Brady Murray. Doc was elected to the HFCC Steering Board and served in various roles for many years.

Jerry was a life-long lover of radio.  Before his involvement in shortwave broadcasting, he grew up listening to Rhythm and Blues on WLAC-AM.  Those late nights spent listening to R&B led to a deep interest in cultures around the world and his love of international shortwave broadcasting.  After earning a doctorate in Economics, Jerry sought to travel and present research internationally.  As a Frequency Manager, he traveled to dozens of countries.  For the last several years, Jerry delighted in traveling the world with his significant other, Lynn.

Thousands of his students were introduced to shortwave broadcasting through Jerry’s over 20-year career as a professor.  He also made close friends in countries around the world because of his involvement in shortwave broadcasting.

Jerry “Doc” Plummer led a rich and full life and had a remarkable impact on those whose lives he touched. He experienced so much of what he loved by traveling, broadcasting, and laughing with his friends and family around the world. Jerry’s absence will be strongly felt, and he will be missed dearly.

Our Celebration plan is:

2pm CST/3pm EST 15 minutes viewing pictures of Jerry’s life, loved ones, achievements, passions while a selection of his favorite music will play

3:15  Michael Plummer (older brother) will welcome everyone to the Celebration.

          Mick Plummer Jr. (nephew) will be our Celebration Leader and will call on those who have asked in advance to share memories.

          We will then invite anyone on the Zoom to share as they feel willing and comfortable to do so.

          Attendees will also be invited to share in the Chat

  Both the Zoom and the chat will be recorded and shared with the family after the celebration.

Topic: Jerry Plummer Celebration of Life

Time: Aug 14, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 843 9440 8196

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Celebration of Life
August 14, 2022

2:00 PM
Zoom Memorial Service

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