Jerry Ray Fielder
1936 - 2019
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Jerry Ray Fielder was born on May 7, 1936, in Wolfe City, Texas, to Jimmie Ray and Clara Blanch Fielder. He left this earth on May 10, 2019 and entered heaven to meet his Lord and Savior.

Jerry grew up in Tyler and attended school there until his senior year in high school when he and his family moved to Illinois. After graduating from high school, he earned an associates degree from Southern Illinois University. He returned to Tyler in 1956. Jerry met his wife, Linda, that same year and the two were married in 1958.

Jerry spent his entire career in commercial construction as an estimator and project manager. He worked for Clanahan Construction Company, Diamond K Construction Company and Don Hill Construction Company where he also served as company president.

Jerry was a member of First Baptist Church his entire adult life. He served as a teacher in the preschool area working with three-year-olds and was a driver in the church's bus ministry for many years. After he retired he served as a volunteer for the Tyler Family Assistance Center. Jerry and Linda delivered Meals on Wheels until he could no longer do so. He served as a counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp, a camp for foster children, for several years.

The things Jerry loved to do most in his spare time and after retirement were woodworking and restoration of antique items. He only used hand tools. His greatest pleasure in this field was finding something broken and marred and returning the item to its original condition. For many years he was a vendor in Canton, where he sold his items and developed some great friendships.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Todd, his daughter-in-law, Kay and his brother, Kenneth. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, Donna and husband Scott of Rowlett, Texas; and his son, David and wife Robbie of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his granddaughters, Brittany and Bethany Boucher and Mary Fielder; his grandsons, Dave and Ben Fielder; his nephew, Jerry Matthew Fielder and family of San Antonio and cousins, Doug Armstrong, Kay Nichols, Janie King, and their families.

Pallbearers will be David Fielder, Scott Boucher, Matthew Fielder, Dave Fielder, Ben Fielder and Dean Fuller. Serving as honorary pallbearers are E.A. Young and members of the Adult 3 Men's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Services will be held at Stewart Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14. The family will receive visitors for an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to First Baptist Church Tyler, 301 W. Ferguson St., Tyler, TX 75702; the Tyler Family Assistance Center, 412 W. Ferguson St., Tyler, TX 75702; Royal Family Kids Camp https://royalfamilykids.org; or Meals on Wheels, 3001 Robertson Rd., Tyler, TX 75701.


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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 13, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
MAY
14
Visitation
10:00 AM
Stewart Funeral Home
MAY
14
Service
11:00 AM
Stewart Funeral Home
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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May 18, 2019
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
May 16, 2019
Susan and I send our deepest sympathies to Linda and the entire Fielder family. God Bless you all during this difficult time.
James Hawthorne
May 14, 2019
My prayers are with you & your family mrs Linda! Thanks for welcoming me into your house & talking care of Mr Jerry. It was a pleasure!. HOSPICE PLUS CNA
Chantel Bussey
May 13, 2019
I will miss Jerry's wit and wisdom in the John Minton Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Tyler. Jerry often had very penetrating questions, and he loved the Lord, his church, and his family. David Couch
David Couch
May 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt Linda, Donna, David, Matthew and families. Uncle Jerry was such a wonderful unique man with lots of love for his family and he will be missed by all. My heart breaks for you and I am praying for strength and love to pull you through this difficult time.
God Bless!
With Love,
Paula Burgamy & family
Paula Burgamy
May 13, 2019
Jerry was a good friend and always easy to work with. Our prayers are with all of you.
Dan andarie Dusek
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