Jerry House

Jerry House, 66, of Amarillo, Texas was called to his heavenly home on July 12, 2021 while surrounded by his family, in Amarillo, Texas.  Jerry was born on May 8, 1955 in Tulia, Texas to Jerry Loid House and Betty Laroe.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Palo Duro Canyon.

Jerry was a kind, giving, loving, husband, father, son, grandad and great grandad. He was a proud Marine, the most intelligent man a person could ever meet. He was a  great historian. He was a proud republican. He loved baking, gardening, and sharing his love for them with family. No one will ever forget his “Angel Biscuits” or his cheesecake. He loved to visit. He was fluent in several languages, you would quickly learn that German was his favorite. He was very loved and will be missed by many. Now reunited with his most precious wife, who he has missed terribly.

Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Ricky Dale House; and his lovely wife, Sherry House.

Jerry is survived by his parents, Jerry Loid House and Betty LaRoe of Amarillo, Texas; his sisters, Vicky Heckman of Amarillo, Texas, and Joffa LaRoe of Dallas, Texas; his brothers, Jimmy LaRoe and wife Margie of Hereford, Texas and Laphe LaRoe and wife Alice of Groom, Texas; his daughters, Christin White and husband Brian of Ada, Oklahoma, Tobi Perry and husband Mark of Norman, Oklahoma, Heather Walton and husband Donnie of Amarillo, Texas; his son, Joey House and wife Tessa of Tulsa Oklahoma; his grandkids, Levi Morrison, Joey Turman both of Ada, Oklahoma, Benjamin Esten House of Tulsa, Oklahoma, James and Abigail Perry, Cheyenne and Adam Potts of Amarillo, Texas, Alexis and Jay Anderson of Amarillo, Texas; great-grandchildren, Mason and Braxton Potts, and Bryson Anderson, all of Amarillo.

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on, could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, Pray to trust our Father’s will.
There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth, ­you shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!


  1. James Wilson

    I knew Jerry when I was in the Marines. That was almost 50 years ago, I don’t know what compelled me to look him up, but it saddens me the find out he is no longer around. Jerry was perhaps one of the most intelligent and knowledgeable people I have ever met. He served as an inspiration to me. I wished I could have seen him one last time. Jerry was a great friend.

  2. James Wilson

    Jerry House

    In the Marines, you meet a lot of people. People you’ll never forget. And some of them become as close to you as your brother. I was fortunate enough to have met such an awesome individual. The guy was a walking encyclopedia. A person who could tell a story about anything, and have you mesmerized. A person who would watch a movie over and over and recite every single word. He would often tell me about his experiences in a little town called Happy, Texas. A dusty old place in the middle of nowhere. His knowledge of history, especially World War II history, was impressive.
    The Marines was a bitter sweet experience for Jerry. Because he was short and stocky, the Marines had him running everyday at lunch for him to loose weight and stay in the Marines. But he did stay in, and became a Sergeant to boot. And worked as a legal assistant. Jerry was smart.
    I had a car, and Jerry was my driver. We would go to some of the coolest places L.A. has to offer. Those are the memories I will cherish forever.
    Through the years, I’ve often wondered what ever came of him. A few times I’ve tried to locate him, to no avail. But tonight I was thinking about him, only to find out he is no longer with us. Sadly, that breaks my heart. The world lost a great man.

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