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Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Gery Jackson

September 30, 1944September 6, 2020

Gery Jackson of Arlington, Texas passed away peacefully at home on September 6th with his beloved bride of 52 years, Terri, by his side. After a long fight with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, he was able to hear the words from his Savior, "Well done good and faithful servant," as he entered into paradise early Sunday morning.

Gery was born on September 30, 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama to the late Henry Gerhard Jackson and Catherine Louise Jackson. After he graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, he served in the US Air Force for 4 years as a radar technician. While in the Air Force, Gery was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sherman, Texas, and finally in Fortuna, North Dakota.

After he was honorably discharged from the Air Force, Gery and Terri moved back to Montgomery, Alabama where he started a career in the medical industry. He began working for Kendall Healthcare, then CR Bard in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Gery, Terri and their family moved to Birmingham, Alabama to continue Gery's career with American Edwards Laboratories. He began working for Medtronic Inc in Birmingham and then in 1989 he received a promotion to Southwest Regional Manager which moved the family to Arlington, Texas. After 27 years of dedicated service as a cardiovascular specialist, Gery retired. Gery’s passion in the medical industry led him to consistently perform in the top percent of sales and win numerous awards of excellence.

While in Arlington, Gery was a very active member of his community. He was a longtime member of the North Arlington Rotary Club, he volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and was a devoted servant to Mission Arlington. He also was the 1st Baseman to the Arlington Clippers, his senior softball team who were the 2010 Senior Softball Champions.

Gery was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Arlington for 31 years and regularly attended the Wednesday morning prayer breakfast.

Gery was a huge sports enthusiast. Gery could always be found watching or attending the Alabama Football games. Up until his recent illness, he never missed a Tide in Texas watch party. Gery and Terri had the opportunity to travel to many championship games to cheer on their "Tide." One of their fondest memories was attending the 2010 National Championship Game in Pasadena, California at the Rose Bowl. Gery's love for Alabama Football was second only to his family.

To know Gery was to love him. He made friends no matter where he went. He was the epitome of selflessness and humility. He was a faithful man of Christ, loving husband, father, "Pop" to four beautiful boys, and dedicated friend. He leaves a legacy of love behind him. His smile, sense of humor, and "radio voice" will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

Gery is survived by his wife, Terri; children, Ashley Fox and husband, Jeremy, and Kevin Jackson and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Jackson, Hudson, Kaden, and Xavier DelSignore; sister, Debby Richardson; nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

ROLL TIDE!

Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 16, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, 76012. Interment: 1 p.m. Wednesday at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, at Moore Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to the American Lung Association or Mission Arlington.

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  • Jackson Fox
  • Joe Ferrell
  • Mike Finley
  • Kevin Jackson
  • John Crow
  • Allan Saxe

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Jana Derrough

September 17, 2020

Terri, you & Gery have been like family to the boys and I. Just like true family, you guys have been there for the ups & downs of the Ferrell / Hart / Derrough clan. We love you & appreciate the love & friendship for ### years.
Gery’s spirit, love, leadership & examples will forever live through all of us.

We love you,
Roc & Jana Derrough

Jevorah Williams

September 15, 2020

Roll Tide!!! Roll Dam Tide!!!

Jenny Shain

September 15, 2020

Ashley & family, we are so sorry for the loss of your precious daddy. We know he was a good father & husband & granddad.
Love to you all.

Bob Hellman

September 14, 2020

I was honored to have been one of Gery's friends at Medtronic for over 20 years. Gery was a successful and accomplished co-worker but more importantly a person of high integrity, great humility, and uncompromising trustworthiness. These traits were at the fabric of Gery's sole and guided his interactions with others day after day. He had a unique ability to look at challenges or adversity with a positive perspective.
Gery's passing is a huge loss. We pray for Terri , Ashley, and Kevin in sincere hope that they remain strong in this time of darkness. Until you all meet up again in the House of the Lord,
Bob & Debbie Hellman

Carol Ray

September 12, 2020

I am so saddened. Gery was my first boss at Medtronic (along with Glen Bruemmer) when I started working there in 1998. I had moved back to Texas to start a new life. He was funny, smart, gracious and so fun to work for. I will always remember printing those Excel worksheets for him. I would have those days again. And Miss Terri was always so beautiful, warm and gracious, every time we met. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Gery (although I am and always will be a die-hard LSU fan) x0x0

David Raich

September 10, 2020

I was the rookie SW Regional Director and Gery had a dotted line relationship with me. Highly skilled, deeply respected by his peers and customers. Gery was a wonderful Team player and was incredibly kind and thoughtful. My deepest regards and sympathy to the family

Mollye Glasscock

September 9, 2020

Will miss Gery’s infectious laugh and his enthusiasm about everything he talked about. He didn’t get his healing here on earth but Praise God he has it now! I can only imagine his rejoicing in the presence of his Savior. Prayers, Love and hugs Terri, Ashley , Kevin and family

Lynn Jennings

September 9, 2020

We first met Gery & Terri in our Sunday school class at First Baptist Church. They alway were a fun couple and very caring. Gery left a great legacy which will live on in all those hearts he touched along his life’s journey. My prayers are with the family as they adjust to Gery’s new journey. May the hands of angels step in over the coming days and nights to sustain and comfort you.

allan saxe

September 9, 2020

I first met Gery when I saw him wearing a University of Alabama sport cap. And we became friends pivoting upon football, politics and sharing mutual views on most subjects. He was truly a gentle giant who had great love for his family and country. I valued his friendship. allan saxe

Linda Wofford

September 9, 2020

Terri, I was so very sad to hear of Gery’s passing. He was such a fun guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Lord will be with you in the days ahead.

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