Jerry Dearing

Apr 11th 10:00 am - 10:00 am
US Army
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Jeff Wike



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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

Bronze Star Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Expert Marksmanship Badge (M-14)
Expert Marksmanship Badge (M-16)
2 O/S Bars 


Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service, Interment Service 


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Obituary Text 

Jerry L. Dearing, age 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Heritage Place Assisted Living & Memory Care in Burleson, Texas.

Jerry was born April 7, 1942 in Big Springs, Texas to Jack and Laura (Bird) Dearing. He graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1960; his adult life was full of large laughs, messy tackle boxes, and overwhelming love.

Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him the Bronze Star medal. He was known by his fellow veterans as a natural leader, creating community in the barracks through friendship and laughter, even at his own expense. Being around Jerry meant immediately feeling at ease, smiling, and laughing until your sides hurt. He met each challenge in life with a light-hearted sense of humor and a stubborn refusal to give up.

After returning from the war, Jerry worked in computer software for over 45 years. In May of 1981, he married Donna Perkins of Grand Prairie, Texas. He loved nothing more than “wearing his boots out” on the dance floor to Merle Haggard or Willie Nelson. Some of Jerry’s happiest moments took place on the water with fishing pole in hand. Though the size of fish seemed to grow with each story retelling, fishing was truly Jerry’s way to relax. Whether you were a loved one or complete stranger, spending time with Jerry meant hearing these stories---you would walk away feeling like a close, trusted friend.

He is survived by his beloved wife Donna of 37 years; son, Todd and wife, Tracey; son, Justin and wife, Caty; daughter, Dana and husband, Karl; 3 grandchildren: Kasey, Kassidy, and Kinleigh; two brothers, Jimmy and Joe; and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Laura, and brother, Johnny. 

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Jeffrey Wike

(817) 301-4293 



Part 1



Funeral Service 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Skyvue Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home

Staging Address 

7220 Rendon Bloodworth

Mansfield, TX 76063

Map Link 

Link to Map 


32.573310, -97.203927 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Mr. Jerry Dearing has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service and again at his committal service.

Riders will stage at Skyvue Funeral Home for a short mission briefing. Flags will be set, and we will establish the Flag Line to await the arrival of Mr. Dearing, family and friends. When directed, riders will return the flags to the support vehicle, have a short debriefing and be dismissed. Committal will be the following Tuesday at DFWNC. 


Yes David Smith 



Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Part 2 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211

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Link to Map

Part 2 Details 

Riders will stage at the DFW National Cemetery Visitor’s Center for a short mission briefing. Honor bikes will be selected and moved to the appropriate staging lane. All other riders will proceed to the designated committal shelter, establish the Flag Line and prepare to receive the family and friends of Mr. Dearing. When directed, the riders will return the flags to storage and then be debriefed and dismissed. 

Part 2 Support 




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Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

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Funeral Processions/Escorts

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