Jerry Lynn Page
Jerry Lynn Page, a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, was called home on May 5, 2023, with his loving wife of more than 42 years, Clara Page, by his side.
Born July 25, 1946, Jerry graduated from Silsbee High School in 1965 before joining the Air Force. After returning home to the Golden Triangle, he married Clara, his best friend and love of his life on October 25, 1980. As a proud Air Force veteran, Jerry served for over three decades as a reservist, jailer, and deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. In his numerous retelling of stories from his time with the sheriff’s department, his favorite stories always revolved around Blue Santa or Cops with Kids.
Known as an adventurer, wanderer, and traveler, he and Clara enjoyed loading up in the car with his 50s and 60s music blaring or latest book on tape cued up to see where the road would lead them. Whether at home or on the road, he never met a stray animal he would not befriend or take in. In addition to his love of animals, the tough sheriff exterior could be melted away by his love of children. His rambunctious, playful demeanor made him the favorite uncle of every niece and nephew, but just in case Jerry would lock in his favorite uncle title by giving the “best” presents to his nieces and nephews and later great-nieces and nephews. While the parents of said children may not have agreed the loud noises, bright lights, or thousands of pieces (some assembly required) constituted the “best” presents, he knew his target audience. Seeing them light up smiling from ear to ear was all the encouragement he needed to search for the next big hit. At Christmas or birthday celebrations Jerry was easy to spot. He could be found on the floor playing with one kid as another jumped on his back while peals of laughter echoed throughout the afternoon until it was hard to tell who was more worn out at the end of the day: Jerry or the kids.
Jerry is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dee Forrest Page and wife, Pernettie Richardson Page and Oscar Staley and wife, Fannie; parents, William Forrest Page and wife, Pearl Staley Page; son, Jason Scarborough; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy Welborn and Don Welborn.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Page; sister, Gloria Page Riley and husband, Arthur, their daughter, Daedra D’ann Riley and her son, Logan Joseph Riley; sister-in-law, Carol Welborn; nephew, Grady Welborn his wife, Lindy, and their children, Rylen and Rhyes; niece Kayla Wiede, her husband Matt and their children Brynlee, Blake, and Brandt.
A gathering of Mr. Page’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange County Blue Santa Program, 205 South Border Street, Orange, Texas 77630 or a book donation may be given to Bridge City Intermediate School Library, 1020 West Roundbunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- May 13, 2023
- 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- May 13, 2023
- 12:30 pm
I never knew anyone more kind, compassionate, and even keeled as was Jerry. I enjoyed working with him. May he rest in peace, knowing he did ￼ a great job as a Sheriff’s deputy and made a positive impact on so many lives.
So very sorry for the loss of your beloved. Prayers for strength and courage as you walk this new path. I love and miss you very much.
Jerry was an all around good guy.easy to work for & with and a wealth of knowledge & know how.his laid back easy going style made him good at his job.
Salute Brother !
Clara, I worked with Jerry for 28 years and he was always a great friend and coworker. I was saddened to hear of his passing and will be praying for you in the days to come. Not many people enjoy the time of love and friendship you and Jerry shared with each other.