Jerry was born on March 27th, 1942 in Plainview, Texas to B.B. and Myrtle Yerby. He served in the U.S. Navy and had owned Yerby Construction and a R.V. Park. He married Glynda Pierce on August 9, 1963 in Plainview.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Hud Yerby; and a great-grandchild.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Boyd of Spearman and Sheila Getman of Clarksville, Georgia; two brothers, Chester Yerby of Muleshoe and Danny Yerby of Bryan, Tx.; two sisters, Frances Nelson and Jolene Taylor, both of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at the Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox.