Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
June 15, 2012
Jerry Allen Guillote
(April 3, 1946 - June 15, 2012)
Burial services with honors for Jerry Allen Guillote, 66, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Friendship United Methodist Church near Davilla. There will also be a memorial service held at a later date in New Jersey. Mr. Guillote died Thursday, June 15, at his home.
He was born April 3, 1946, in Port Arthur to Leroy Joseph and Josephine Muriel (Pope) Guillote.
Mr. Guillote grew up in the Tracy community near Rockdale. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam War.
After being honorably discharged, he lived in New Jersey and Virginia.
Mr. Guillote worked as a manufacturing supervisor for DeLaval Condenser in Florence, New Jersey.
In 2008, he moved back to the Tracy community.
He married Terri Schletter on May 2, 2009, in Thorndale. Mr. Guillote was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed gardening, deep sea fishing, traveling and spending time near the beach. He was also an avid domino player.
Mr. Guillote was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Guillote.
Survivors are his wife, Terri Guillote of the Tracy community; a son, John Guillote and wife Becca of Alaska; two daughters, Danielle Melican and husband Sean of Bordentown, New Jersey, Anna Guillote of Marion, North Carolina; a stepdaughter, Jen Greco of Medford, New Jersey; his mother, Josephine Guillote of the Tracy community; six brothers, Leroy Guillote Jr. and wife Faye of Sevierville, Tennessee, James Guillote and wife Sheila of Daytona Beach, Florida, John Guillote of Chester, South Carolina, Harry Guillote and wife Pat of Temple, Charles Guillote and wife Laura of Georgetown, Richard Guillote and wife Jane of Longview; two sisters, Beth Brooks and husband Jack of Taylor, Susan Mulford and husband Donald of Temple; and three grandchildren, Ashlyn, Michael and Matthew.
Rockdale Reporter - June 21, 2012
From Facebook post from John Guillote:
From my nephew John Talbot Guillote about my brother (Jerry Guillote)
Dear friends and family
I apologize for the mass message, I could not think of a way to get this news out in a timelier manner than by using the marvels of social media.
For those of you who havent already heard, I have just recently gotten the news that my father has been moved into hospice care this morning. He was diagnosed with a late stage aggressive cancer in early November, which he ardently chose to fight. His system, unfortunately, responded negatively to the chemo/radiation treatments so the doctors made the decision late last night to discontinue his second scheduled round of chemo. There are still many questions and I will be sure to keep you updated as news reaches me.
My hope is that each of you who have fond memories of him will please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. The good news is that he is comfortable, he loves his doctors, and is surrounded by family. Thanks to all of you for your support, it really means the world to us.
Facebook post by John Ray Guillote
Jerry is going home this afternoon. the last chemo has caused the tumor to stop creating so much fluid, so he won't have the surgery right now for the chest tube. so that means we won't see him tonight for a phone call to you, but Terri is having all of us over tomorrow night - we will call you then. keep your fingers crossed - he hasn't been able to stay home for more than a day or so since his first pneumonia.
Josephine Myrl Pope Guillote, age 96 of the Tracy Community in Milam County, passed away Tuesday morning, December 6, 2016 in the Cameron Nursing Center in Cameron. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Saturday, December 10, 2016 in the Friendship Cemetery near Davilla, Texas at 9027 FM 1915, with Pastor Ray Prince officiating. There will be no visitation.
Josephine was born September 25, 1920 in Rogers to Joseph and Gladys (Strickland) Pope. On February 8, 1940, she and Leroy Guillote, Sr. were married in Port Neches, Texas. She was a very busy homemaker and mother to nine children, whom she loved dearly. She was a member of Friendship Church near Davilla. Josephine has lived the past 65 years in the Tracy Community and was formerly of Port Arthur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leroy Guillote, Sr. on October 21, 2004 and one son, Jerry Allen Guillote on June 15, 2012.
Surviving are sons, Leroy Joseph Guillotte, Jr. of Sevierville, Tennessee, James Dewey Guillote of Daytona Beach, Florida, John Ray Guillote of Daytona Beach, Florida, Harry Lee Guillote of Tyler, Charles Edward Guillote of Georgetown and Richard Glenn Guillote of Longview; daughters, Hazel Elizabeth Brooks of Taylor and Susan Mulford of Temple; 31 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the charity of your choosing.