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Jerry Darrel Gould

June 27, 1946 — June 14, 2024

Tecumseh

Jerry Darrel Gould

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Jerry Darrel Gould began his earthly life journey on June 27, 1946, and went to his home in Glory on June 14, 2024. He was born to Sanford F. Judy and Inez G. (Hackett) Judy in Purcell, Oklahoma. He was later adopted by Bobby J. Gould.

Jerry spent his early childhood attending school in Trousdale, Oklahoma. He later attended junior high and high school in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1966, at the young age of 19, he married Janis A. Hudgins, and they had a son, Timothy S. Gould. He also adopted two children, Scott Gould and Cynthia Barnes Ballou. He later married June Hall Gould in 1978, and they were married until her passing in November of 2018.

Jerry led an interesting and adventurous life. He served in the Navy Reserve in his senior year, and then changed to active duty as an electrician’s mate on board the USS Holland submarine and the USS Bainbridge destroyer nuclear submarine where he received his Dolphins badge. Then he began working with the DEA with the Navy in South Carolina to take down a major ring. The Navy recommended him for training where he earned his UDT (underwater demolition team) status. Jerry also served in Vietnam.

Jerry loved to play guitar and was very talented at it. He is still ranked number 5 among the top guitar players in Oklahoma. He formed a band called the Motivators and played with many famous players such as Kris Kristofferson, Roy Clark, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Lee, and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. He wrote and played many of his own songs.

Jerry was also an exceptional artist. He started his own sign company called Gulf Coast Signs in Texas. Later he established Gould Electric Signs and Signcraft. Jerry was very good with his sign work and was highly recommended and sought after. Hand painted lettering and layout was a skill of his that not many could match. He was a very talented fine artist as well.

Among his hobbies, besides guitar playing, Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a simple man and enjoyed the small pleasures of life. He had an infectious sense of humor and was always ready with a joke or pun. He enjoyed spending time with his family, whenever possible, and was always ready to help anyone in need. He was a Christian and attended the Church of Christ his whole life.

Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, June Gould; parents, Bobby and Inez Gould; father, Sanford Judy; uncle and aunt, Andy and Pauline Hackett; uncle and aunt, Herman and Gayle Hackett; uncle and aunt, Vernon and Noma Hackett; uncle, Waylon Rogers; niece, Michelle Barnes; nephew, Dustin Gould; and nephews, Jason Corbett and Jonathan Corbett.

Jerry is survived by his son, Timothy Gould and wife, Marcia, of Tecumseh, OK; son, Scott Gould and wife, Paula, of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Cynthia Ballou and husband, John, of Oklahoma City, OK; brother, Brett Gould, of Tulsa, OK; brother, David Gould and wife, Barbara, of Fair Hope, AL; brother, Ronny Gould and wife, Donna, of Eagle River, AK; brother, Blaine and wife, Lori, of Soldotna, AK; sister, Kathy Hernandez of CO; sister, Sheri Hellman of Napa, CA; sister, Theresa Judy of CA; brother, Delton Judy of CA; aunt, Velda Rogers, of Choctaw, OK; grandchildren: Chelsea, Travis, Garrett, Jon, Ty, Maci, Josh, Cameron G., Ashley, Shayna, Donald, Darren, Cameron S.; great grandchildren: Triston, Noma, Kayden, Ava, Delta, Addison, Easton, Lily, Abigael, Audrey, Daisy, Duke, Dixie, Olivia, Lyddia, Travis Jr., Mason, Chandler, Lincoln, Ashlyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, 11:00 a.m., at the Highland Church of Christ, 905 E. Walnut St., Tecumseh, Oklahoma 74873.

 

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