Jerry was born on October 3, 1933 and passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Jerry was a resident of New Mexico at the time of passing. He grew up in East Texas and graduated from Gaston High School. He graduated from the University of Texas Austin. Jerry was married to Carol. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday April 21 2017 at Carlsbad Cemetery new section. Pastor Dick Means of Cavern Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. on Thursday at West Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests a memorial contribution to Noah?s Ark Animal Shelter.