OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Engel

April 3, 1940November 25, 2018
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Jerry Lee Engel of Houston passed away on November 25, 2018. He was 78 years old. Jerry was born on April 3, 1940, son of Henry Jerome Engel and Edith Alice Reeves.

Jerry was raised and resided in Houston. He attended Lanier Middle School, Lamar High School, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston, where he studied architecture. After university, he began his life calling of designing and constructing swimming pools and founded Patio Pools. For 50 years, Jerry collaborated with other designers and developers to build numerous projects throughout Texas. Upon retirement, he enjoyed the relaxation of his home pool oasis.

Jerry was deeply loved by his family and friends. In addition to family, those who had the opportunity to work or spend time with him will also feel a tremendous loss. His calm presence and fun loving spirit will be dearly missed.

Jerry is preceded in death by his father and mother, stepmother Cora Dumas Engel and stepfather Gail Reeves. He is survived by his wife Sheryl Meyers; his sons William Engel of Houston, J.J. Engel and wife Lena of Houston, and Lee Engel of Houston; his siblings Linda Gillan Griffin of Cat Spring, Henry J. Engel, Jr. and wife Debbie of Conroe, Joseph C. Engel and wife JoAnn of The Woodlands, William E. Engel of Sealy, Lori Engel Gay of Houston, and Steve Everts and wife Teresa of Galveston; his granddaughter Lily Engel; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 3 from 7:00pm-8:00pm at Forest Park East Funeral Home located at 21620 Gulf Freeway Webster, Texas. A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held Tuesday, December 4, at 12:30 at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Immediately following he will be laid to rest at Forest Park East Cemetery.

  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to your favorite charity.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Memories

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Sheryk Meyers

January 31, 2019

I miss you so much. I want you to walk thru that door and tell me that you are hungry or tired or happy or just anything. Come and see me in my dreams.. I just miss you so damn much. Your gave me so much. The times we had many and ONE LAST DANCE, that would be nice, Did I mention that i miss you so so much. You taught me so much! I Love you. The pool will never be the same again. I pray that you are enjoying being young again, Watch over me. Cause I have decided to live. You need to say hey to Tooke for me. I know he knows Mari and i, we are close now, WE do a phone call to each other like you and Jack did for years. You left me in a pickle but you know what we didnt do- I hope that you are proud of me like I am of the wonderful 35 years you gave me so sweetly and willingly. I,love,u forever and a day.. Until I see you again, WATCH OVER ME! XOXO Sheryl Kay Meyers

Sam Smith

December 29, 2018

The world is a much better place because Jerry was in it. He was a wonderful, funny and smart man. Along with Cheryl, his children and his friends......I will miss him.

Susan Williams

December 11, 2018

Jerry was one of the kindest soul I have met in the wide world. He was my friend and I loved him very much! My world will not be the same without his presence! Cool as the other side of the pillow!

Kathleen Moore

December 3, 2018

I met Jerry Engle so many years ago in my capacity of performing pool plan reviews for the City of Houston. Jerry was patient, kind and very knowledgeable. He mentored me and helped me learn about pools and spas and all things aquatic. I will miss his calm patient wisdom and his kindness. I am pleased that I had the opportunity to meet him, learn from him, and work with him. He will be missed. My condolences to the family and friends of Jerry.

Cathy Gibson

November 30, 2018

Sheryl, William, JJ, Lee & families, My heart is heavy and I share the pain & overwhelming grief of losing Jerry with each of you. Jerry was, without any doubt one of the greatest blessings I've ever received; I have been abundantly blessed to share life with Jerry and each one of you over the past 40 years as family. Jerry was one of a kind, he always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I will always be grateful for the work opportunity he gave me many years ago, I learned a great deal from Jerry back then and his love, support, guidance & respect helped me find my way to where I am today; he never missed a chance to tell me how proud he was of me and all that I had accomplished. Jerry made a difference in my life, that's just who he was. I don't have to tell you that I'm here should you need me, you know that already and I'll always be here for and with you. Jerry left a part of himself with each one of us and we will get through this together, just like he would want us all to do. Viya Con Dios Poppa Jerry on angels wings of pure love. I will never forget you or the love you shared in this life. So long my sweet, wonderful friend until we meet again. Psalms 34:18