Jerry Wayne Slone, of Deweyville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, at his home in Deweyville, at the age of 55.
 
Jerry was born July 27, 1960 in Orange, to Johnnie Mae (Stephens) and Jerry Dean Slone. He had lived in the Deweyville area for the past 43 years, prior in Orange, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deweyville. Jerry loved to hunt and fish with his boys and his baby girl, work on his tractor, relax on his back porch and watch his kids and grandkids that were the pride of his life. Jerry was a loving husband, father, uncle, brother and friend who loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Mason Slone; father “Paw” Jerry Slone; sister, LaDonna Morgan; mother and father-in-law Kitty and Lee Roy Bickham and sister-in-law, Mory Dans.
 
Jerry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Denise “Barbara D” Slone; mother, Johnnie Mae Slone; daughter Jillian Busby and husband, Jeff;  sons Josh Slone and wife, Shayna, Jeremy Slone and wife, Sarah and Matthew Tompkins and wife, CarlaJo, all of Deweyville; sisters Brenda Bland and husband, Richard of Lindale, Cindy Sheppard and husband, Tommy of Lumberton; brothers-in-law Lee Roy Bickham and wife, Carol of Hughes Springs and Thomas Bickham and wife, Melissa of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren Jaxon Slone, Tucker Slone, Willa Slone, Payton Busby, Cooper Busby and Keadon Tompkins. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
 
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10:00 am, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville, with a gathering of family and friends on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6:00-9:00 pm, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville.  The Rev. Damon Bickham will be officiating. Cremation will follow after services. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
 
Honoring Jerry as pallbearers are Lee “Baby George” Manning, Tommy Sheppard, Richard Bland, John “Pistol” Weston, Daniel Davis, Paul Sanchez and Tabor Ebner. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Slone, Jeremy Slone, Matthew Tompkins, Jeff Busby, Lee Roy Bickham, Thomas Bickham, Arthur Pickett, Greg Thompson and Kirk Bickham.
 
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
 
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made at the Community Bank of Deweyville under Jerry Slone.