Jerry Cecil Pendergraft LAMESA-Funeral services for Jerry Cecil Pendergraft, 54, of Lamesa will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Jerry Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held today, Aug. 31, 2012, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. Jerry passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 13, 1957, in Waco, Texas. He married Jan Shrum on Feb. 21, 1986, in Waco. They were married for 26 years. Jerry served on the Board of Directors at Flower Grove Gin. He farmed in Dawson County for 21 years. He loved God, his family, and farming, in that order. Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, and Papa. He believed the choices you make give you the life you want. He is survived by his wife, Jan Pendergraft of Lamesa; his mother, Marvel Beavers of Waco; children, Amber Boardman of Lubbock, and Shawn Graham and husband Bradley of Amarillo; grandchildren, Jocelin, Mason, Brooklyn and Emerson, all of Amarillo; and brothers, Kevin Pendergraft of Waco and Kenneth Pendergraft of Waco. The family suggests memorials to the Jerry Pendergraft Memorial Fund at Lamesa National Bank benefitting families with medical financial needs, 602 S. 1st Street, Lamesa, TX 79331; Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 211 N. Main Street, Lamesa, TX 79331; or Dawson County Public Library, 511 N. 3rd St., Lamesa, TX 79331. To send condolences online, please visit www.branonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 31, 2012