Jerry Dean Slone, 77, of Deweyville, passed away on Oct. 15, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, Oct. 19, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Reverend Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church in Deweyville, the Rev. John Fortenberry of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, and the Rev. Michael Orange of the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Jerry was born in Mt. Pleasant, on July 11, 1937. He is a veteran that served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Jerry was a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville. He loved to go fishing and hunting, loved his family, and was a great story teller. He was a great and honorable man and he was loved by all.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Mason Dean Slone; brothers and sisters, Billy Johnson, Louie Slone, Lenora Bergeron, and Sarah Bryant

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Johnnie Mae Slone of Deweyville; children, Jerry Wayne Slone and wife, Denise Slone of Deweyville, Ladonna Lynn Morgan and husband, Lesley Morgan of Deweyville, Brenda Gale Bland, and husband, Richard Bland of Lindale, and Cindy Ann Sheppard and husband, Tommy Sheppard of Lumberton; grandchildren, Joshua Dean Slone and wife, Shayna, Jeremy Lee Slone and wife, Sarah, Jillian Elise Slone, Matthew Dwayne Tompkins, Rebecca Marie Morgan, Hailey Leann Morgan, Kevin Christopher Bland, Jessica Virginia Bland, Johnny Thomas Bland, Leah Renee Sheppard, Emily Ann Sheppard. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Jaxon Shane Slone, Tucker Lee Slone, Willa Ann Grace Slone, Braylon Michael Wiggins, and Hayden Leigh-Ann Williams; and his sister, Pilar Slone Bailey and husband, Dan Bailey of Brenham.

Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Slone, Jeremy Slone, Matthew Tompkins, Johnny Bland, Kevin Bland, Tommy Sheppard, Rich Bland, and Leonard Powell.