Jerry Wayne Cave, 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 8, 2020.
All that knew Jerry knew of his love, compassion and sense of humor. He always prioritized his family, and his passion for farming was evident in his almost 45-year career and how he instilled the love of agriculture in his family. He also taught his children and grandchildren to be kind, work hard and make your own luck.
Throughout his life, everything he did was encompassed by one word – service. Service for the Lord, his family, his country, his community and the land. He instilled strong morals that he passed down to his family. His hard work, dedication, patience and love have made his family what it is today.
Always our favorite valentine, he was born on February 14, 1937. He graduated from Flower Grove High School in 1957. He then proudly served his country in Korea in the 1st Calvalry, Company E, 2nd Brigade, near Freedom Bridge on the Imjim River from 1959-1962.
He began farming and married the love of his life, Lavonda, on February 23, 1963, after returning from service. Together they built a family and home near Ackerly. He was active in his community by serving on the board of the Flower Grove Co-op Gin for close to 30 years.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Fred and Martha Cave, his brother David Cave, and son-in-law Wade Waddell.
He is survived by his wife Lavonda Cave; two children, Kevin and wife Cindy of Ackerly, and Kelli Calverley of Midland. His grandchildren, Justin Cave and wife Maddie, and their children Jackson and Reese of Ackerly, Jayci Cave of Lubbock and future husband, Anthony Bishop of Post, and Hope and Stephen Calverley of Midland. He is also survived by his brothers Daniel Cave and wife, Zada, and Dennis Cave both of Ackerly.
Funeral service for Jerry Wayne Cave will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Lamesa Church of Christ with Kalith Brown officiating and Danny Howard assisting.
Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Branon Funeral Home Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donation to The South Plains Honor Flight. P.O. Box 94787, Lubbock, Texas 79493, www.southplainshonorflight.org or a charity of your choice.
To send condolences online, please visit www.branonfuneralhome.com.
– Press-Reporter obituary services