Jerry Wayne Lott
June 18, 1940 - July 23, 2017
Jerry Wayne Lott, 77, of Pascagoula passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at home with his family by his side.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Jean, his daughter Kelly, Ocean Springs, MS and his son Brad of Pascagoula.
Born to Thomas Jefferson TJ Lott and Vera Lee Ford Lott in Hattiesburg, MS, Jerry was the second of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents. His surviving siblings include sister, Louise Lott Haygood, Stanley of Gulfport, MS and his brother, Charles Thomas Lott of Waco Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins in Mississippi and Texas.
Jerry grew up in First Baptist Church of Pascagoula, MS and raised his children the same. He always had a loving memory of his Sunday school class until his last days. He also had an abundance of great memories and love for his Alma Mater Pascagoula High School where many nicknamed him “Squirrel” He cherished the memories of his class reunions and especially those who were the organizers.
His life after high school began in the US Air Force stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, where 4 classmates were assigned with him and where he met his wife to be, Jean. There, they had their two children, Kelly first and then Brad. He loved his time in the Air Force but loved more getting back home to Pascagoula, where he worked with the Pascagoula fire department working his way up to Captain until Chevron called. His days as a fireman, he always cherished as well and his friendships remained until death, but his respect and honor for those who are public-servants and first responders grew forever.
He was an AVID hunter and fisherman and believed that people who could live off the land and sea would always survive. He loved coaching the Arlington sun devils pee wee football team with friends and fellow chevron workers and coached against old high school friends and was always smiling during this time. Until his last days he loved to recall the kids that played for him.
He spent 33 years at Chevron and maintained and developed many lifelong friends that he called his Chevron family. While working shift work all those years, he still made time for community activities and following his children, weather it was ball games of beauty pageants, he was always a proud father. But, he also willingly adopted so many other kids in those same events, we jokingly called so many of them Jerry's kids.
He also became a Mason and Shriner where he advanced to Potentate of the Joppa Temple where he made many Lasting friends as well. He did this following the lead of his uncle, Rodney (Red) Rayborn. He may have been most proud of his membership in the American Legion and being made a member of the Legion of Honor. He also served as King of the Kreme of Niord Carnival Ball.
His last years he enjoyed his brotherhood at the Jerry Lees breakfast table and again made life- long friends, and political decisions.
He passed in the loving arms of his daughter, Kelly and son, Brad along with his wife, Jean and sister, Louise. And so importantly, his niece, Tina Haygood Lee, who was his daily nurse and our family angel of which we can never repay.
His services will be arranged by O’Bryant- O’Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula with Visitation on Wednesday night, July 26 from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral service on Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 with Rev. Dennis Ray Smith officiating in the funeral home chapel. Graveside Service will follow with military honors provide by American Legion Post # 160 in Pascagoula.
His HONORARY pall bearers will be Sennett Dickens, Dickie Chapius, Chuck McClendon, Terry McClendon, Randy McClendon, Scott Dickens, Don Delaney, David Lee and Mike McCormick.
His final carriers will be Rodney Rayborn, Willis Lott, Randy Haarala , Mike Cunningham, Justin Trochessett and Dustin Thomas. And in Special Memory, Clark Kahl.
Special thanks to hospice of light and their wonderful staff.. Condolences can be made at www.obryantokeefe.com