Jacob Max Amerson went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2014.
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Jay, as he was called, was born in Dreux, France June 16, 1960 to James and Georgia Amerson.
At the age of 12, Jay saw "The Green Beret," with John Wayne and his course for the future was set - he wanted to be a Green Beret, Special Forces. At the age of 18, following his graduation from Bastrop High School, his parents drove him to his future, which began in Shreveport.
Jay proudly served in the United States Army for 21 years, carrying the distinct honor of being a member of Special Forces. Following his retirement from the military in 2001, he was employed at Oconee Nuclear Station and also earned an Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics from Tri County Technical College.
Jay is survived by his wife of 30 years, Roxanne, his three sons, Keith Jennings and wife Damara, of Annapolis, Md., Cagney Amerson and wife Julie, of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Jerry Amerson, of Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by his parents, James and Georgia of Bastrop, his brother, James Amerson Jr. of New Orleans and his sister Jan Roper, of Birmingham, Ala. Jay is also survived by his grandchildren, Kaylin and Kaden Jennings.
Jay's wonderful sense of humor and robust spirit will be carried on by those who knew him best. He loved this Irish Blessing and would want to leave it to his loved ones and many friends:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at The Palmetto Mortuary.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Mar. 18 to Mar. 22, 2014