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Jerry Trussell

June 4, 1946 — November 13, 2018

Jerry Wayne Trussell, age 72, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday November 13, 2018 in Tyler TX. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Jerry was born in Clarksville TX., on June 4, 1946 to Robert and Margaret Newsom Trussell. He moved at a young age to Palm Springs California and graduated high school. He moved back to Texas to attend East Texas State University where he graduated from. While there he met his future wife LeAnne Backest, on November 13, 1971 in Commerce Texas they were married, and exactly 47 years to the day Leanne had to say goodbye to the love of her life.

Jerry was a dedicated teacher and coach. He and his wife had two sons that followed them into education as coaches and teachers. Jerry was hard to beat, he loved his family and his fellow teachers and coaches. For 43 years he had the pleasure of molding young lives and teaching the value of sportsmanship to young players, especially in football. Jerry loved his Lord, his family and his friends. He will be greatly missed and his memory will live on in his family’s hearts.

He is survived by his wife, LeAnne Trussell of Mt. Pleasant TX, his sons; Kevin Trussell and wife Michelle of Denison TX., Stephen Trussell of Mt. Pleasant TX., a cousin, Joe Newsom and wife Denise, an uncle, Felix Trussell and numerous other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Margaret Newsom Trussell

Memorials in Jerry’s name can be made to the Ally’s House Charity, 308 W. Main St. Moore Oklahoma 73160.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Curry-Welborn Funeral Home
2256 N Edwards
Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455

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