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Jerry Wayne Teaff of Marble Falls was taken to heaven on August 30, 2023, following a struggle with lung cancer. Born in Goree, Texas, on October 1, 1942, to James Royce and Virginia Irene Teaff, Jerry started school in Sudan, Texas, but graduated from Bula school in 1961.

Joining the Peace Corps in 1963, he lived in Brazil for two years as an agricultural agent, known to the native people as “Dr. Jerry.” From his training group, he made several lifelong friends. He also served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, working on an aircraft carrier. Later, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in park administration.

About this time, he started dating a girl who worked in her parents’ grocery store in Bula. He married Margaret Richardson on December 27, 1973. Over the years, Jerry has been a professional artist, taught a year of school, worked at Plant X, and was a master electrician with his own business.  Moving to Marble Falls, Texas, in 1982, Jerry continued his electrical business until he became an independent catastrophe insurance adjuster, working in several states.

Jerry was a member of First Baptist Church and the Copeland Class. He was always known as an extremely creative person who could “do anything,” described by many as “an amazing guy.” His hobbies included RVing, Bible study, woodworking, arrowhead hunting, flintknapping, poker, and taking care of all his animals. He never met a stranger and was known for his generosity.  He was a great storyteller, known for his quick one-liners and neverending sense of humor.

Survivors in Jerry’s family include his wife, Margaret Teaff; sister, Cheryl Dianne Parker (Donald); and nieces and nephews, including Laura Jean Weaver (Ricky), Bobbi Murphy, and Jeremy Murphy. Other family members include Haley Burg (Miles), Maddox and Palmer Burg; Spin, Brady, Skylor, Damien, and Jeremy Murphy; and in-laws, Mike and Jean Richardson, Michael Richardson, and Misty Simmons (Scott.) He also has a multitude of friends-who-are-like-family, including the Rudd family, the Copeland Class, his Peace Corps family, his RV group, and his poker buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents.

To honor Jerry’s memory, we simply ask that you remember to pass on blessings to other people, just as he did.

The family has scheduled a Celebration of Life for Friday, October 6, at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls at 4 p.m. moderates all comments. Comments with profanity, violent or discriminatory language, defamatory statements, or threats will not be allowed. The opinions and views expressed here are those of the person commenting and do not necessarily reflect the official position of or Victory Media Marketing.

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