Jerry M. Menard

January 12, 1945 - May 12, 2023

Jerry Menard, 78, of Winnie, went to his home in heaven on Friday, May 12, 2023.  He was born on January 12, 1945, in Anuahac, Texas to Elton and Hazel Menard. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Jerry also know he has lived without a speaking voice since October 1963 (due to a car accident). His family and friends never witnessed him feeling sorry for himself and embraced life to the fullest. He never met a stranger and would talk to anyone he thought would listen – even though his whisper was hard for some to understand.

He enjoyed being with his family and cherished the friendships he made throughout his life. Jerry had a soft spot for always having family pets in the home. He loved spoiling them with plenty of food and snacks.  He liked eating out, watching TV, fishing, talking politics and cheering on his children and grandchildren at their many events. Jerry often carried a camera to various events so that he could reflect on the memories he shared with others. He would take surprise pictures of himself with friends and family by taking “Selfies” before it was even a “Thing”.

There was always fun and laughter when Jerry was around. He loved to play jokes and kid around with everyone. His personality was truly one of a kind and he will surely be missed.

He graduated from East Chambers High School with the class of 1965. He then received a degree from Lamar Vocational College as a “Doctor of Diesel Engines”. This degree led to many companies (Case, John Deer) Self-Employed Mobile Mechanic Services on farm equipment “in the field”. He then began Servicing Large Equipment in the Oil Fields until retiring in 2007.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sylvia Buskirk Menard; two children, daughter Joni and her husband, Bobby Abalos; son, Mike and his wife, Jennifer Menard; three grandchildren, Robby and his wife, Abigail; Triston; and Jordan; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Diana Klaes; LeeAnna Miller and her husband, Mark Miller; and Gloria and her husband, Bill Messick.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy; sister, Mary Ann Ryan; and brother-in-law, Leo Klaes.

A gathering of Mr. Menard’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 17, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • May 17, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,

Comments (21)

    Arlene Kilgore Gaspard says:

    Dear Sylvia and family,
    I’m so sorry to discover Jerry’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. My heart and prayers are with you and the your entire family.
    Roy and our only child, our son, Jamie, passed away in the same week in May 2020. I’m still in a state of disbelief and disillusionment over what happened to my family. As I’m sure you are as well.
    May God give you comfort and peace.

    Steve & Becky Gatewood says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Lea J Cossey says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing, he was such a sweet man ????

    Concetta and Malcolm Rollins says:

    Sylvia and family –
    We are so sorry for this great loss. Jerry was such a sweet man with such a great personality! We are praying for God’s comfort and peace for each one of you. God bless you all.

    Robert Matlock says:

    I am very sorry to read about Jerry, a day late. He was a great school, and class mate. He always made everyone laugh. He will be missed. Rest in the loving arms of Jesus, our Lord and Master!

    Kimberlyglenn says:

    Sybil I am so sorry to hear Jerry y’all are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Betty & Corky Peebles says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss…you are all in our thoughts and prayers

    Doris Bolton Bassett says:

    Back in high school, I remember Jerry as a very kind and gentle person . He was always nice to me . Dear Sylvia, I’m sending love to you and I am
    So sorry for your loss. I also send my condolences and prayers to LeeAnna as well as all his family .and friends who loved Jerry so very much .

    Allen Young says:

    I knew Jerry as a mechanic for Sun Oil Co. I’m sure I called Jerry out of his sleep many times at Oyster Bayou . Jerry was one of a kind and always willing to help an operator out. Jerry was a kind considerate man and we all have good memories of Jerry. I pray that you are at peace with Jerry’s passing. May God Bless you all!

    Gary " Gabby" Jones says:

    Sylvia,Mikey, and Joni , Jerry was a truly unique guy with his fun loving personality and always in a good mood. I remember lots of jokes and pranks and laughs we had at the shop and playing softball. We sure missed yawl when yawl left Winnie. Jerry was a true gentleman and friend. Rest in peace ol’ buddy!

    Melissa (Ogden) Hoyt says:

    Mrs. Sylvia, Joni, and Mikie: I was so sad to hear of Mr. Menard’s passing. When I think of him from our childhood, I just smile. Please know I’m praying for comfort and strength for days ahead. I so wish I could be there. Love, Missy

    Wendy (Newby) Jory says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was one of the kindest, most generous, loving and role model fathers I have ever known. He personally gave me help and support during very difficult times and I would be the person I have become without his love, support and encouragement. My deepest condolences to the family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him. ❤️‍????

    Johnny Brooks says:

    LeeAnne and Gloria and family Jerrys at peace now he is with the rest of the family . We had some good times when we were kids. Rest In Peace Jerry your in Gods hands. So sorry for you all’s lose rest easy.

    Susan Walker Bowen says:

    Dear Sylvia,
    I am so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was such a sweet man. He was my dad’s best friend ever! It was great growing up next door to you both. Jerry brought a lot of joy and laughter to our lives with his fun disposition and very kind ways. I am sure he will be missed by everyone his life touched.

    I pray the Lord comforts you with His love as you go through this heartbreaking time of loss.

    Love you,

    Debby White says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for your family!

    Lynn Menard Fleming says:

    Sylvia and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly one of kind and will be truly missed. My prayers and heart are with y’all.

    Donald Savoie Sr. says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for the family. Mr. Menard was a great Diesel mechanic. Always had a smile on his face. R. I. P. Mr. Jerry.

    Steve & Traci Franke says:

    Jerry was a kind man and we enjoyed living by him and his family. Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Love you all!!

    Pam Moore (Bolen) says:

    Sending love and prayers to Joni, Mikie, and Mrs Menard. Mr. Jerry was one of a kind!

    Carol+and+James says:

    So sorry to hear this news. May God wrap you all in his arms as he welcomes Jerry home.

    Susan Gill Ruston says:

    Sylvia and family- so sorry for your loss. Jerry’s passing will leave a huge hole in our hearts. What a character he was! Always kidding and joking. He has left us with wonderful memories. God bless you and give you comfort and strength.

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