Jerry Lynn Auvenshine, 79, of De Leon, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. He was born July 13, 1939, in Gorman, Texas to Elbern and Ruby Keith Auvenshine.
Jerry lived in Comanche County most all of his life. He worked for Keith Tractor and Comanche County Tractor as a tractor mechanic for a combined forty four years. He loved working on tractors alongside his long time employers, the Keith family and the Stephens family. Jerry enjoyed spending his spare time outdoors fishing and hunting. He also loved watching the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He was a loving father and grandfather and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with this family. Jerry will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons, Jeff Auvenshine and wife, Rhonda, and Jason Auvenshine; daughter, Becky Koonce and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Justin Auvenshine, Josh Auvenshine and wife, Kristina, Brittney Stewart and husband, M.J., Alicia Self and husband, Dustin, Kylie Koonce and fiancé, Logan Knight; Trey Auvenshine, and Dillon Auvenshine; great-grandchildren, AJ Stewart, Case Stewart, Blakely Stewart, John Auvenshine, Truett Self, Strayleigh Self, Gunner and Ramsey Gardner; sisters, Laura Bell Watts and Faye York; numerous nieces and nephews; and other extended family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Elbern Lester Auvenshine and Ima Ruby Keith Auvenshine; brothers, Billy Wayne Auvenshine, Dale Auvenshine and Gary Auvenshine; sisters, Sarah Jane Auvenshine and Bobbie Joyce Auvenshine Nelms; and grandson, Colby Lynn Dexter Auvenshine.
Funeral services celebrating Jerry’s life were held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Nowlin Anders Funeral Home with Brother Jackie Auvenshine and Brother Bill Williams officiating. Interment followed in Stag Creek Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the De Leon Ministerial Alliance at 900 N Texas Street, De Leon, Texas 76444. Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.