Business Club 3, 4;
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4;
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4;
Monogram Club 2, 3, 4;
Ambition: Company Lawyer
* April 16, 1949 - September 9, 2021 *
Jerry Lynn House passed from this life on Thursday at approx 7pm, September 9th, 2021. Jerry was born April, 16th, 1949 in Water Valley Ms. to Jake and Clestor Dickey House. When he was young his family moved from Water Valley Ms. to Memphis, Tennessee. They lived in a Boxcar for a while until his parents were able to buy a small home. He was very active in sports in school and graduated from Westwood High School in 1967. Jerry wanted his family to know where he came from. He retired after approx. 30 years from Kellogg Company in Memphis Tn. He loved playing golf and did so often until he was unable. He loved being active in his community and county. He campaigned for the first mayor elected in Southaven Ms. and stayed active in the political community until his health declined and he kept a low profile...still remained active on social media.
By: Cindy House Warhurst.
On September 9th, 2021, our family lost our core, the one who instilled our moral compass and made sure that we understood there is nothing in this world that would ever be more important than family. Mom lost the love of her life, 54 years of marriage this month. They had a very special love story, precious and sweet. He only wanted her to be happy and did most anything to make that happen.
He would tell anyone, to determine the success of a man, look at his children. That tells you all you need to know. He was very proud of his children and loved spending time with them & their families. Dad leaves a legacy in his 6 grandchildren. He taught us to stay in the scripture, read it often. It is our guide and compass. Give to those less fortunate, do things for others "just because" and expecting nothing in return. Dad was a God-fearing simple man, he prayed for his family & others every single night.
He came from a very humble beginning and created an incredible life. He would tell us get involved in community, make a difference. I recall when Dad coached the Church boys' basketball team. He recruited boys from the community and would go and pick them up and take them home because otherwise those kids may not ever get to hear about Jesus. He built churches in Mexico for others to worship. He not only worked hard for his family, but he also did it for others. Coached many boys in baseball, loved doing it, even after working all night. There are so many who were impacted by the love, dedication, and genuine compassion for others that Dad gave. He could repair anything broken, an engine, a clock, a lamp, or table, you name it. He was a true "can do" anything type of guy.
We lost a great man, an incredible husband and father. Our hearts are broken into a million pieces right now. We know over time those pieces will slowly come back together, but the pain will never go away. He was the glue that held us together. The torch has now been passed on to us. and Dad, we are going to give it all we've got.
Dad would say, don't forget to stop and smell the roses along the way. Some of the words of one of Dad's favorite songs sums it up best "Life is not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day, that's not what it's all about. You just might miss the point, trying to win the race, life's not the breathes you take, but the moments that take your breath away." George Strait
Dad made it clear that he did not want a funeral, he wants a Celebration of his life. He wants it during a time when we can meet freely without fear of others getting sick. When the time comes, we will send out the announcement here. Our family appreciates every prayer, food, flowers, calls, text and thought that comes our way.