Jerry Lee Evans of Buda passed away on August 18, 2019 at the age of 75 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on December 13,1943, in San Marcos, Texas, to Clyde and Elsie Evans. Jerry graduated from Buda High School in 1962 and liked to tell people that he graduated in the top 10 in his class (out of 11).
Jerry is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brothers and sisters, Jane, Billy, Dannette, Mike and Jimmy, and son in law Chris. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth Ann, his sister Shirley, brother Dave and his wife Minerva, and brother Terry and his wife Thea, his son Jerry Jr, his daughter Tammy and her husband Steve, his daughter Tracy, his granddaughters Ashley and soon to be husband Brandon, Kirsten and her husband Jonathon, and Kayla and Kacy, and the newest pride and joy of the family, great granddaughter Kaytee Lee, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jerry was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps from 1962-65, and was stationed in both California and Okinawa. Jerry married the love of his life Ruth Ann on June 3,1966 and they had three kids, Jay, Tammy and Tracy.
Jerry was a member of the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 286 for 51 years. He cared deeply about this organization and held an officer position for many years, including apprentice coordinator, president and business manager, but his passion was teaching the apprentices. He taught for many years. Even after he retired as business manager in 1998, he returned to teaching classes. As an officer, Jerry and Ruth Ann had the opportunity to go on many trips to conferences and meetings and made life-long friends through them.
Jerry cherished spending time with his family and friends. He loved hunting at the deer lease, taking trips to Rockport, spending time at the lake at the Capital Rod and Gun Club, going on family vacations, with (and without) the kids and grandkids, watching the Longhorns and Cowboys, but his most favorite is the coveted Sunday lunches with his family. On most days you could find him watching HGTV with his wife and snuggling with their little dog Abby in his recliner.
Jerry loved telling stories, laughing and picking on his favorite people. Spending time with Jerry would almost guarantee you would leave him having had some great belly laughs.
A Memorial Service will be held on August 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Buda, 104 San Marcos Street, Buda, TX.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Buda.