Services for Gerald Ray ‘Satch’ Jones, 75, of Granbury, Texas, longtime resident of Bridgeport were held Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11 am at the Cates Street Baptist Church in Bridgeport, officiated by Rev. Kenneth Jones. Burial followed in West Bridgeport Cemetery. Members of the Masonic Lodge served as pallbearers. Jones passed away Tuesday, April 2, in Granbury.
Gerald was born December 16, 1937 in Bridgeport to Marion Frank and Ruby Fay (Gibbs) Jones. Satch spent most of his years here and was proud to call Bridgeport his home. He was self employed until his retirement as a diesel mechanic. He was a Honorary Past Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge. He was also an ordained Deacon of the Cates Street Baptist Church. His hobbies included dominoes and playing cards.
He is survived by his daughters Teresa Shook of Granbury, and Jamie Erwin and husband Scott of Bridgeport; former wife Sue Wright and husband Walter of Bridgeport; sisters Pat Lambert and husband Cliff, Lucy Meadows and husband Dean, and Betty Shurbet, all of Paradise; grandchildren Jason Jones and wife Stephanie of Granbury, Ryan Shook of Granbury, Alicia and Lacey Erwin of Bridgeport; numerous nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; longtime companion Hazel Maxine Prince; and sisters Ollie Fay and Dollie May Jones, Janice Marie and Coylene Jones; and brother-in-law Jessie Shurbet.