Jerry Gardner Kruithof Sr. passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, after a long battle from numerous health issues.

Jerry was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Florence and Jerry Kruithof. He served in the USCG for 20 years, retiring in 1985. After retirement, he developed a tremendous love for Western movies and Country music. He played in small bands throughout Texas for over a decade. His love of music was passed down to his children and grandchildren.

Jerry is preceded in death by both of his parents; his youngest brother William; his son Andrew and grandson James.

Survivors include his children and spouse; Robert and Tammy Kruithof of Boothville, Louisiana; Jerry Jr. and Marisol Kruithof, Temple, Christine and Danny Springer, Burnet, Gretchen and Adam Cherry, Gaylord, Michigan and Samantha and James McCoy, Burnet. Grandchildren; Shawn, Alexis, Brett, Joshua, Denise, Danny Jr., Ashley, Reann, Dani, Alyssa, Dayna, Jozelin, Anna, William, Tyler, Allison, Alikszander, Teresa, Lane, Michael, and Desiree; great grandchildren include Alyna, Tianna, Hayden, Brayden, Wyatt, Kenzleigh, Hailey, Rayden, Jordan, and two more on the way.

Siblings and spouse; Evelyn Kruithof-Kemp, James and Mary Kruithof, and Julia and Arthur Winslett. Plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A “Remembering Life” get together will be held at a later date in both Burnet and Bossier City, Louisiana.

Jerry was a man full of love for his family. His humor and smiles are just two of the many qualities his family will miss.

– This is not a good-bye, but simply a see you later!