Jerardo “Jerry” Montes

19541119 –


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Jerry was born on November 19, 1954, to Juan and Felipa (Gomez) Montes in Lockney.  On June 1, 1974, he married Josephine Valdez in Lubbock. Jerry worked as a welder and ending his career he worked for Texas Tech University as a steam-fitter.  Jerry loved his family and making sure they were always taken care of was his first priority. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed old western movies.
He was preceded in death by his father, Juan Montes, a son, Jerry Montes, Jr., a brother, Ricardo Montes, and a sister, Virginia Montes.
He is survived by his loving wife, Josephine Montes; his mother, Felipa Montes; two daughters, Roxanne Montes (Michael), and Lisa Markley (Don); eight grandchildren Michael, Joshua, Yisell, Josiah, Idaly, Jovonnie, Brooklyn and  Kingston, and a great-granddaughter, Aaliyah; a brother, John Montes; and a sister, Rebecca Hernandez.


Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Association at


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