Jerry Melton Vandergriff

June 2, 1941July 21, 2020

Funeral services for Jerry Melton Vandergriff, 79, of Tyler are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Harvest Time Church with Pastor Matt Gregory officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Cathedral in the Pines.

He passed away on July 21, 2020 in Tyler.

Jerry was born June 2, 1941 in Waco, TX to Johnnie Vandergriff and Agnes Barner Vandergriff. Raised in Tyler, he attended Bonner Elementary, Hogg Jr. High and graduated from John Tyler High School in 1959. Jerry was a master licensed plumber. He was the owner and operator of Jerry Vandergriff Plumbing, Inc. from 1968 - 2012. He followed in the footsteps of his uncle and father, proudly serving the plumbing needs of Tyler and East Texas since 1931.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn White Vandergriff; his daughters Connie and Steven Helms and Tina and John Daniels; step-children Ronda and Leslie Clakley, Wendy and Greg Strban and Stephanie and Garon Clakley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Monty Vandergriff and son-in-law Glen Heim.

Pallbearers will be Rogan Heim, Carson Heim, Hunter Sharp, Jacob Sharp, Andrew Dyer and Aaron Klein. Honorary pallbearer will be Milton Moore.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Funeral Services

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, July 23, 2020


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Marvin Socia

July 23, 2020

Our prayers condolences and love for carolyn and extended family. May the Holy Spirit of God wrap his arms of comfort around you during this loss of Jerry

Cindy Schultze-Vandergriff

July 22, 2020

Aunt Carolyn, Connie, Tina and family - May God give you peace and comfort during this sad time. I will always cherish the memories of fun times when I was younger. I will especially remember those trips to Fredericksburg. Just because its been awhile since we spoke or saw each other, you were always in my prayers. I sent cards a few times. I hope you got them. I wanted you to know I was thinking about you and I loved you. You are now with your mom, dad and brother. Until I see you all again ❤️ I love you Uncle Jerry

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