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JERRY'S OBITUARY

Jerry Allen Lemons, 81 of Locust Bayou passed away peacefully at his home on February 9, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born January 11,1940 in Little Rock to Rochester and Addie Lemons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Thadys Lemons; sister, Mary Alma Whilite; and beloved grandson, Jake Crawford.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Lemons; his children, Sherry Starr and husband, Mark of Locust Bayou, William Lemons and wife, Leigh Ann of Camden, and Debbie Evans of Little Rock and special friend, John Neely of Locust Bayou; his grandchildren, Jami Lucas and husband, Boone, Jordan Holder and husband, Jacob, Derek Lemons, Jarod and Sara Evans; great granddaughters, Gracey and McKaylah Crawford, Annabelle and Brookelynn Holder, and Kate Lucas; and step-grandchildren, Blaine and Justin Starr; he is also survived by his sister, Shirley Woldren of Santa Cruz, AZ; and a host of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Jerry was employed by Marty Wolfe Construction for many years and took pride in his carpentry and craftmanship skills. In his retirement years, he loved watching for the school bus at 3:30 every afternoon for Gracey and McKaylah made the Lemons’ house come to life! He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

A special thanks to his neighbors, Randy and Cathy Reynolds for their many years of friendship and showing the true meaning of a neighbor, his brother-in-law, William Proffitt for his almost daily check-ins; and Jake’s wife, MaryBeth Crawford Nations for assisting with his care.

Also, the family extends a special thanks to the staff of Kindred Home Health and Ouachita County Medical Center Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at Locust Bayou Missionary Baptist Church Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Sardis Cemetery where Jerry will be buried alongside his deceased son, Joey Allen, who passed away at 6 weeks old.

Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

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