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Jerry Z. Tarrant


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Jerry Zed Tarrant

Age 76, of Redondo Beach, California passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Jerry was born on March 22, 1940 to Clarence & Berniece Tarrant and lived in Redondo Beach. He had one brother, Richard (deceased). Jerry graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1957 and in 1959 he married his high school sweet heart, Jeri R Jacobs. Shortly after, they moved to Torrance, CA where they started their family. Jerry enjoyed many outside activities such as, Roller Derby (15-18 years old), Drag racing (21-25 years old), Big Game Hunting, Boating, Scuba Diving & Deep Sea fishing (most of his life). He loved to live life to the fullest all the while working in his fathers business at A & M Castings, aluminum and magnesium castings for the aerospace industry, until the sale of the company in 1972. Jerry & Jeri moved to Rancho Palos Verdes in 1970. Jerry loved animals and had every animal possible that the city of Rancho Palos Verdes would allow and probably some that they didn't! (Horses, Ponies, Miniature Pony, Goats, Geese, Chickens even a Bull) In 1978 they started their own family business, Terre Corporation, a Commercial Real Estate Development Company that they ran together for the next 14 years. They sold their home in Rancho Palos Verdes and moved to Redondo Beach in 1992. Jerry & Jeri lived there for the next 8 years before moving out to Orange County. Jerry then started working for Progressive Wheels as a project manager. In his later years, Jerry started working for TST, Inc. as their project engineer overseeing several large relocation projects, one of them being in Mexico. His goal before leaving TST, Inc. was to finish the greatest project since being with TST, Inc., which was bringing in the largest milling machine from France to the US. He loved working for TST, Inc. and continued to do so until he was 75 years old, just a few months before his passing.
Jerry was survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeri R. Tarrant; 5 children and their spouses - Greg Tarrant, Todd & Kim Tarrant, Tami & Paul Mance, Traci Tarrant & Toni Tarrant; 10 grandchildren - Brandon Tarrant, Justin Tarrant, Todd Jr. Tarrant, Sarah Dorsey, Ashley Glenn, Josh Cannan, Rochelle Serna, Mickey Mance, Anthony Tarrant & Ben Tarrant; and 10 Great grandchildren - Evan & Owen Tarrant, Connor & Jax Tarrant, Cayden Klingensmith, Coleton & Riley Glenn, Ella & Cassidy Cannan & Vincenzo Serna.
Jerry's Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am at Mary Star of The Sea Church, 870 W 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90731. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on June 1, 2016
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