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Jerry Don Flournoy, 1944–2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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SPUR—Jerry Don Flournoy, 76, of Spur, Texas, entered heaven’s gates on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Jerry was born October 24, 1944, in Ralls, TX to E.H. and Tess Flournoy. He spent his early years in Crosbyton, Texas, and later graduated from Crosbyton High School. After graduating he spent one year at West Texas University in Canyon, Texas.

Jerry met his wife, Beverly, in 1964 on a blind date, and a year later they married on April 22, 1965, in Lubbock, Texas. They moved to Midland, Texas, where Jerry worked for Western Electric for 13½ years. They were blessed with two sons while in Midland, Donald Bruce and David Brian. In 1970, they moved back to Lubbock, and around that time he was offered a job in Spur to work for Cap Rock Telephone Co. They moved to Spur, where Jerry worked 25½ years for Cap Rock and retired December 31, 2004.

Jerry enjoyed golfing regularly with his friends, Joe Harrison, Pete Dobbins, Randal Gilcrease and Woodie McArthur. They shared many laughs, fun and lies for many years together. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially traveling to Las Vegas, where he loved to gamble for fun. Beverly’s sister, Linda, and her husband, Bob Wilson, lived in Vegas and it afforded them the opportunity to have an inside track for information and places to visit and see. He saw Vegas grow from a small town to the great big city it is today. Jerry and Beverly were blessed to visit Germany, Switzerland, France and Luxembourg as a result of a son being in the Air Force and stationed in Germany.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, E.H and Bernice Tessibel Flournoy, and brother Jimmy Dale Flournoy.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly Flournoy of Spur; sons Donald Bruce Flournoy (Jessica) of Eagle River, Alaska, and David Brian Flournoy (Sue) of Lubbock; brother John Eugene Flournoy (Valorie) of Whitney, Texas; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren with one on the way whom he adored.

Services will be held Friday, December 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Spur. Interment will follow at Crosbyton Cemetery, Crosbyton, Texas, under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dickens County EMS or the Spur Volunteer Fire Department.