Memorial services was held for Mr. Jerry Lynn McLendon, 85, of Jefferson, Texas at 2:00 P.M. Saturday November 26, 2016 at Lake O’ the Pines Baptist Church with Bro. D. W. McLendon and Bro. Shawn Thrapp officiating under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends was from 6-8 P.M. Friday November 25, 2016 at the funeral home.
Mr. McLendon was born March 30, 1931 in Upshur Co., TX. to Ed and Clydie Mae Blanchard McLendon and passed away November 22, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McLendon is preceded in death by his his parents, six brothers, Sonny McLendon, E. C. DeRoyce, Don, Cleburn, Bobby Joe, five sisters, Jean McLendon, Blanche Craig, Oletha Lindsey, Doris Huffhines and Nadine Lindsey.
Mr. McLendon retired from Southwestern Bell after thirty eight years. He served as a deacon at Lake O’ the Pines Baptist Church for a number of years. He loved to work with his hands, enjoyed the outdoors and was always building things. He loved his family and was loved by everyone who was blessed to have met him.
On October 4, 1952, Mr. McLendon met Peggy, the love of his life and they were married sixty-four years.
Mr. McLendon is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Peggy McLendon, of Jefferson, children: Lynnette Wright & husband Doyle of Jefferson, David McLendon and wife Tammy of Jefferson, Paula Richey and husband Doug of Onalaska, TX., Gregg McLendon and wife Judy of Excelsior Springs, MO., grandchildren, Corey Wright, Casey & Clif Watts, Blake McLendon & Ashley, Derek McLendon, Brandy Weatherford, Misty Benningfield & Brad, Tara Weatherford, Grant Richey, Tyler Richey, Lindsay Craven & Kyle, Hannah Gregory & Scott, Quinton McLendon, great grandchildren, Harleigh Wright, Hailey Watts, Brian Watts, Hayden Watts, Savanna Benningfield, Zoe Benningfield, Joseph Calzada, Elijah Weatherford, Norah Craven, Mac Craven, sisters, Joy Morgan and Glenda Lou Southard and husband Bob, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Newkirk, Dr. Rangu, Dr. Massare, Dr. Elhalwagi, Dr. Hamer.
Pallbearers are: Corey Wright, Blake McLendon, Derek McLendon, Quinton McLendon, Grant Richey, Doyle Wright and Doug Richey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake O’ the Pines Baptist Church, 9046 FM 729, Avinger, TX. 75630.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.haggardfuneralhome.com.
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