John L. “Johnny” Jerkins, 62, of Deweyville, died Thursday, April 25, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.  Before his passing, Father Emmanuel, chaplain at St. Elizabeth Hospital, administered Last Rites to Johnny. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in San Antonio on Nov. 4, 1950, Johnny was the son of Lloyd Jerkins and Elizabeth Soch Jerkins.  He had been a resident of Deweyville for the past 30 years.

Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Elizabeth Jerkins and brother, Alan Jerkins, Johnny is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Charles “Bo” Reed; nieces, Mary Florer and her husband Rob, and Geneva Thompson; nephews, Dempsey Leonard, Jr., Daniel Reed, David Reed and his wife Lazhia.

If you knew or met Johnny, you were his friend.  His cremated remains will be buried at Deweyville Cemetery and friends are welcome to visit him at their convenience.