Thomas Clay Gerrard

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Thomas Clay Gerrard born March 7th 1947 was called home by the Lord on December 7th 2015 at the age of 68. He was preceded in death by his father Herbert Bartlett Gerrard, Jr. and his mother Winona Hankins Gerrard. He is cherished and missed by his wife of 38 years, JoBeth Delahoussaye Gerrard; by his daughter Tracy Gerrard Augustine and her husband Thomas Augustine II, and their children Patricia and Joshua Augustine; by his son Clay Bartlett Gerrard and his wife Mandy McClung Gerrard, and their children Huxley, Cole, and William Thomas Gerrard; and also by his beloved sister Gayle Gerrard Myers. Additionally he is survived by a large loving family, many dear friends, and his enormous tabby cat "Alvin". Tom Gerrard served his country as a Navy Veteran, and retired from General Electric. He was a patriot and a Christian. He was a man of impeccable character, remembered for his decency and fairness, for being dependable and hardworking - he never passed up an opportunity to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed fishing, wood-working, and sarcasm. The memorial service will be held at Bulverde Baptist Church located at 1331 Bulverde Rd, Bulverde, Texas on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 11 a.m. A gathering for all friends and family will be held at Mr. Gerrard's home, located at 1043 Persimmon Hill, Bulverde, Texas 78163-5009. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his memory.

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  1. He will be remembered always as a true gentleman, loving husband, father, grandfather and a wonderful friend. His influence lives on in the unending consequences that flow from his life and character. He was a loved by many and will be missed.

  2. What a good man….When I first met Mr. Tom he scared me to death. I didn’t know how to take him. I soon learned that his bark was bigger than his bite : ) I think there were only two times that I saw him when he was actually NOT working. He was absolutely the hardest working person I had ever met. When I told my 9-year old daughter that Mr. Tom had passed she was sad but not as I would expect. She said “Mom, I know Mr. Tom is in heaven”. She went on to say “I know he worshiped God because he had two bibles laying on his table and one on the piano and I have seen him reading them”. I know he is in heaven and smiling down at us”. She seemed at such peace. She knows one day she is going to see him again. We love you Mr. Tom!

  3. Our hearts are heavy for our loss but Tom is in a better place. God bless all the family gathering today and celebrate Tom’s homegoing.

  4. Tom was one of the kindest people that I know. His rough exterior hid a funny and loving heart. His love and devotion to JoBeth was a great example to me, and his work ethic was greatly admired. He was a great listener, and did not speak a lot, but when he did, his advice was sound – he performed his job with excellence… he was still in demand after he retired – He could build ‘anything’ with his hands (remember the play house/mansion he build the grandchildren in Georgia, and the many squirrel traps he made so they’d stop stealing the bird food) … and, he was just a wonderful person. JoBeth, my sympathies at your Great loss, we will always remember Tom and we love you.

  5. Good bye uncle for you will forever be missed and always cherrished in my heart. you always kept me in line when you where around and always had a lesson to teach no matter what age i was. You will never be forgotten and and always known for what you put into life not what you got out of it. I love you sir.

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