OBITUARY

Jerry "Cheetah" Vann

August 31, 1961May 31, 2019

Jerry 'Cheetah' Vann of Colorado City passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.

He was born August 31, 1961 and lived in C. City all of his life. He worked in the oil field about 20 years, then started in the water well business. He was an avid sportsman, if it was legal and he could get a license he hunted/fished for anything that that swam, walked on four legs or flew. He collected arrowheads until they filled up the house. He liked to try everything himself from making his own jerky to growing his own toxic peppers and turning that into toxic salsa.

He is preceded in death by his parents J.W. and Frankie Vann, brother Martin Vann and cousins Cindy Stockton and Chad Moore.

He is survived by best friend and wife Carol Ann Vann, they were married August 1, 1984 but have know each other since 1980. Carol Ann will be companioned by their fur babies JR, Sandy, Pia and Pribo. Jerry and Carol Ann did everything together, travel, raising and loving many animals, camping, gardening, cooking, canning, and whatever else caught their eyes.

He leaves behind his siblings James/Halley Vann from Fredericksburg, Maurene Vann from San Antonio, Eddie/Janie Vann from C. City, Randy/Polly Vann from Littlefield and Belinda/Dalvin Alexander from Snyder. Sister in laws Elaine Marricle from Estancia, NM and Tracy/Nick Sedillo also from Estancia, NM. Aunt Jimmie Tidwell from C.City, cousins Mike Moore from Seagraves, Kathy Newby from C. City and Steve Moore from C. City. There are also many nieces and nephews and friends that will miss him.

He will be missed by us all.

No flowers please--but consider donating to the Cancer Services Network in Abilene or the Pets Needing Parents in C. City.

Services

  • There are no services scheduled per Jerry's request

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Misty Bryant

June 4, 2019

Jerry and his cousin Steve would come into my dad's store BoJo's and play pool all the time. That is how we all became friends so long ago. I believe I was about 11 years old. I've known Carol since I was 10. She was my first friend when I moved to C-City. To have two of my close friends meet and marry was a blessing to me. We had a lot of fun back in the day 😊 sad that Jerry is no longer with us. Keeping Carol in my prayers.

Rachel Powell

June 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Yall were great neighbors. You will be added to my prayers.

Elena Martinez

June 3, 2019

I had the privilege growing up listening to Cheetah and my dad argue about the strangest things. From bbq and jerkey to who knew the most about arrow heads. He always called me “sister” even though there was no relation, just a great family friend. I hadn’t seen or talked to him in about 10 years, it’s sad when life makes you so busy. I was leaving work about 6 months ago when I saw a familiar man standing there (he forgot where he was parked). I was reluctant to talk to him, nervous he wouldn’t know me. But when I said hi he turned, looked right at me smiled and said “well hey there sister! You’re all grown up.” We talked for about 30 minutes about life and he wanted to see pictures of my kids. He hugged me good bye and told me not to take life too serious and love every minute with my kids. Wise words from a wise man. I’m so glad we were able to reconnect and get to know each other again. You will be missed.

Debby Guelker

June 3, 2019

Jerry was a wonderful man with a happy laugh and big smile. I worked with him at a water well company. He was the bright light that shone from that work place! I am deeply sorry to hear of his loss!

Sherri (Williams) Gonzales

June 3, 2019

I have had the honor to know Jerry most of my life, not just as a school mate but as family, he and I shared a wonderful Uncle and his Mother was one of my favorite people in the world. Jerry always had a smile on his face and a funny word to bring one to mine. My condolences to Carol and all the family.

Gregory Rodriquez

June 2, 2019

It was an HONOR, to have met,worked,hunted,fished,and just ABSORB the KNOWLEDGE and the WIT. I'm so THANKFUL my kids grew up knowing Cheetah and Carol. It still hasn't sunk in yet. But like you said to me " Its easier told, Than saddled and rode." I regret we didn't have our usual battle of wits. I'm glad I got to hear your voice and tell you I LOVE YOU BROTHER. And I'll HONOR the last words you said to me. You and Carol will ALWAYS be in our hearts and prayers. Vaya con Dios ... LOVE YOU SO MUCH....
Your brother G

Steve Moore

June 2, 2019

Jerry was my cousin. For 57 years we played, partied and worked together. Going to miss him a lot. He was definitely a one of a kind. Cheetah

Maurene Vann

June 2, 2019

Jerry Vann is/was the baby brother. Always chasing after his big brothers to do the fun things they did and always trying to torment his big sisters. He smiled a lot as a kid and developed a very droll sense of humor as an adult. When I was with him he would be charming and gracious, when he wanted to be and a cantankerous pain in the butt the rest of the time.
I love him.
His big sister Maurene.

He’s the grinning blonde boy in the middle of the picture, with the ears.

Eddie Vann

June 1, 2019

Jerry Weldon Vann was my youngest brother.He was a good person and a hard worker.He had a great sense of humor and had many friends.His best friend was his wife,Carol Ann.He loved her more than anybody.He will be truly missed.He was to young to die.I’ll never forget the memories I have of him.
His brother Eddie

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