Gerald "Jerry" |
Lyn George, 70, of Houston, Texas, passed away, Sunday, April 21, 2013 of Lewy Body Dementia.
Gerald was born August 29, 1942, in Houston, Texas, to Mernie (Hazlewood) and G.F. George. He graduated from Aldine High School in 1960 and Texas A&M University in 1964. On June 21, 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Jean Bryant, in Houston. He was a proud member of the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets, Squadron 3. Following graduation from Texas A&M, Gerald began his accounting career with Tenneco. He worked in several capacities within Tenneco, Inc.'s corporate accounting department in Houston, served as an Assistant Treasurer of Tenneco International in London, England, and Treasurer of Tenneco Oil Company in Houston. He retired from Tenneco after 32 years, then joining Compaq/HP for 9 years and Kerdock Consulting for 2 years.
Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He was actively involved within his faith community. He served as a Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Church Treasurer, mentor to students being confirmed, and directed usher teams for worship and memorial services.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Marilyn, daughters, Julie Elaine White and husband J. Terrell White, Jr., and Amy Lyn George, four grandchildren, Colin White, Molly Eckert, Robby Eckert, and Scotty Eckert, brother, Dennis George, nephew, Stephen Musella, and niece, Kathryn Richmond and her husband Michael Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23 at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024. Pastor Rick Myers will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Texas A&M Foundation (Gerald Lyn George '64), 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840. Those wishing to sign Gerald's guestbook may do so at
Published in Houston Chronicle from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2013