Jerry W. Goodyear, 74, of Orange, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, at his home surrounded by family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, Aug. 31, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Gary Wheeler and the Rev. Jeff Bell. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Orange, on Jan. 13, 1941, he was the son of Floyd M. Goodyear and Willie Dell Francis Goodyear. Jerry retired from Huntsman after 33 years of being an operator. He served in the United States Air Force and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby Goodyear.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sharla Goodyear; his children, Sharlena Gayle Duhon and husband, Todd, of Little Cypress, Ronald W. Goodyear and wife, Christi, of Bridge City and Regenna A. Scott and husband, Arthur, of Flinstone, Ga; grandchildren, Chris Goodyear, Todd Goodyear, Brittany Knepp, Kayla Kedel, Cody Champagne and Colin Champagne; great-grandchildren, Jace Kedel, Maddilyn Champagne, Kynder Knepp and Charlie Goodyear and his sister, Barbara Jean Lyons and husband, Oscar.
Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Goodyear, Todd Goodyear, Terry Lyons, Colin Champagne, Cody Champagne and Arthur Scott.
Jerry’s family would like to thank Southeast Texas Hospice staff and his personal caregivers who helped take excellent care of him. Also, a special thanks to Kellie Freeman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice at 912 Cherry Ave, Orange, Texas 77630.