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Jerry Lee Headrick
Funeral services for Jerry Lee Headrick, 68, of Gainesville, are set for 10:00 AM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM.
Jerry was born on June 27, 1949 in Gainesville to Lester O'Dell Headrick and Fannie Mae (Skeans) Headrick. He passed away on August 4, 2017 in Dallas after a long, hard battle with cancer, he went to be with our Lord and Savior.
Jerry graduated Gainesville High School in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Oriskany during Vietnam. Following his service time, he married Rhonda Logue and the journey continued for 45 years. Jerry worked for Tom Thumb. He started as a sack boy in December 1972 and worked his way up to Store Director in 1977 until April 2008. He took pride in his hometown store, and was known by many as "Mr. Tom Thumb". Over 35 years at the store, he had the option of transferring many times, but wanted to raise his children in his hometown.He devoted himself to making that store "family" for all that worked there or shopped there. He prided himself as a mentor, and was always there for anyone in need.
Jerry loved music, especially playing guitar and singing with his children at various churches, nursing homes, and community activities. He had a strong sense of civic duty and tirelessly devoted time to the Lions Club, Cooke County Fair Board, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, NCTC Board of Regents, and was a die-hard supporter of United Way. In his time off, he enjoyed playing his guitar, spending time with his horses and his family, especially his grandchildren, being the most important.
Jerry is survived by his wife Rhonda of Gainesville; daughter Laura Wooley and her husband Stewart of Whitesboro; daughter Mandy Ford and her husband Kyle of Whitesboro; daughter Lacy Allen of Ardmore, OK; daughter-in-law Cassie James of Whitesboro; brother Lester Headrick and his wife Carole of Midland; sister Nora Lee and her husband Lyndon of Denton; sister Joan Monahan of Tyler; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; but most importantly, his beloved grandchildren Colt Wooley, Casey Wooley, Taylor Headrick, Bridger Ford, Sydney Headrick, and Delaney Ford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved son Andrew Aaron Headrick; sister Helen Clark; sister Mary Simmons, sister Sue Wiley, and sister Dorothy Jean Headrick.
Pallbearers will be Stewart Wooley, Kyle Ford, Colt Wooley, Casey Wooley, Chuck Lee, and Mark Wiley. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Skeans, Mugg Pawless, Vince Pawless, Bridger Ford and Dennis Lee.
You may sign the online registry at www.geojcarroll.com
Published on August 7, 2017
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