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Jerry Holbrook, age 77 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Waco.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow at a later date at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Jerry Dean Holbrook was born on June 16, 1945 in Newport, Arkansas to the late Mearl and Velma White Holbrook. He graduated from Alameda High School in Lakewood, Colorado and soon after entered the U.S. Navy. He served active duty in the Navy for four years and then served in the Naval Reserve for an additional seventeen years. He married Eileen Moser on August 21, 1970. Jerry was a civil service employee with the Army Corp of Engineers at Ft. Hood until his retirement. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was formerly active in the bus and T.V. ministry. He and his wife have enjoyed square dancing since 1996. He was involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed photography, hiking and exploring, car racing and wood carving. He was also a member of the Gatesville Masonic Lodge #197 A.F. & A.M. and Waco Karem Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Judy Gatke.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen Holbrook; son, Chris Holbrook and wife, Androulla Ward; daughter, Kimberly Doyle and husband, Michael; twin brother, Tom Holbrook; brother, Don Holbrook; grandchildren, Tyler Harper, Taylor Crumpler, Maygen Holbrook, Allison Carter, Patrick Doyle; six great-grandchildren to include two to be born later this year.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Texas Teen Scholarship for Square & Round Dancing High School Graduates, P.O. Box 2176, Midland, TX 79702-2176 or at www.squaredancetx.com/TTSSRDHSG/index.html or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society @ www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.