2015-10-01 / Obituaries

Jerry Edwin Poston, Sr.

Jerry was born June 18, 1931 in Lexington, Texas to Robert Lee and Virginia (McKinney) Poston. He attended school in Lexington and graduated in 1949. He married Rosa Nell Brown on July 13, 1952 in Houston, Texas. He joined the military service in December 1952. After the Army, he worked for Raymond Lewis and was also self-employed for a short time. Jerry worked for the City of Lexington for 33 years before retiring in 1993. He went back to work for the city for another six years after retirement. Jerry lived in Lexington his entire life. His daughter, Jo, bought him a train set in 1985, the year he was diagnosed with cancer. He had always wanted one. For the last thirty years he worked to recreate Lexington the way he remembered it in the 1940’s. Big and Nell moved to the country in 1999 where he loved driving his Gator with Bert showing everyone their property. Big worked from morning until dark every day – no time was wasted.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Poston; brother, Don Poston; and sisters, Sophie Farmer, Opal Farmer and Mary Ellen Yaeger.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosa Nell Poston of Lexington; son, Jerry Edwin Poston Jr. and wife Noella of Lexington; daughter, Mary Jo Adams of Lexington; grandchildren; Tristian Adams and fiancé Kyle Hoermann of Dallas, Rhae Lynn Fusselman and husband Jordan of Corpus Christi, Trae Poston of San Diego, CA, and Codi Poston of Madisonville; brother, Bubba Poston and wife Artis of Lexington; and special friend and constant companion his dog, Bert.

Funeral services were September 29, 2015 at Rockdale Full Gospel Chapel with burial following at Prospect Cemetery in Lexington.

Pallbearers were Dondi Poston, Brett Poston, Troy Poston, Keith Bexley, Damon Burlin and Gary Gerdes.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society online at www.cancer.org or by mail to 963 N. FM 908, Rockdale, Texas 76567, Attn: Gaye Bland.

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