Jerry was a Certified Arborist and was co-owner of De La Garza Tree Service. A company he owned with his best friend and father, Joe. Jerry was never happier than when he was surrounded by his family and friends at the many gatherings at his treasured property. These were the times that he and his wife Nina enjoyed more than anything. His passions also included fishing, camping, barbecuing, tending to his beautiful property, and just being an all around jokester to his family and friends.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Nina; his precious Mom and Dad, Minnie and Joe De La Garza; his dear sons Jay, Justin, Chet, Lucas and Jake; and his step daughter Ashley Nicole Johnson. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren; Jayson and Joe Keith; and lovely step-granddaughter Rhien Elise. Jerry is also survived by his 8 siblings that he adored so very much; John, Linda (Arnold), Mae, Dina (Michael), Leonard, Joey (Kay), Patty (Sanders) and Gabby (Janie.) He is survived by his in-laws, Sarah and John Evans; brother-in-law, Ray Broadnax (Ymael) and children Caitlyn and Austin; brother-in-law, Brian Evans and sister in law, Angie Broadnax. Additionally, Jerry is survived by his many niece and nephews that were so very dear to him. They include, Kenneth, Amanda, Shannon, James, Chris, Manny, Joseph, Drew, Rella, Mallory, Ashley, Clay, Alex, Katy, Matt, Ryan, Lizzie, Nico and Kristian.
He enjoyed keeping up with the events in his great niece’s and nephew’s young lives…Rick, Amber, Christopher, Martin, Natalie, Isabella, Natalia, Gavyn, Jaymeson, Kaden, Kyler, Chandler and Jace.
Jerry’s precious life on this earth, was celebrated with a visitation on Friday at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel from 5 to 9pm. The Funeral Service was held Saturday at 10am at New Life Church.
Honoring Jerry as pallbearers were his beloved brothers John, Leonard, Joe and Gabby De La Garza, his special employee Tony Keller and special nephew Kenneth De La Garza. Honorary pallbearers were Arnold Narvaez, Sanders Spangler, Michael Murphy, Ray Broadnax and all the employees of De La Garza Tree Service.
Our dearest Jerry, your precious memories will live on forever in our hearts...and when that day comes and we meet you in heaven, we know in our hearts we will be greeted with “Howdy, Howdy.”
Those who wish may make donations to: New Life Church, 4622 Business 181 N., Beeville, Texas 78102, 361-358-0724.