Gerald "Jerry" Mallin Stoermer


Gerald (Jerry) Mallin Stoermer passed away to heaven, Sunday, 15 August 2021. Jerry was born in Monroe, LA to his parents Helen and Uvalde Stoermer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Uvalde, and his older brother Uvalde (Scoggie),  and younger sister Dolly

Jerry is survived by his children, Gerald, Chad, Bobby, Summer, Kaitlin, Ben Jirka, and his ex-wife Catherine Vega, and his brother Karl, and his sisters Janine, Yvette, Mary, Helen and Josie and 4.5 grandchildren, and "his best friend Mike Cox".

Jerry, along with his parents and eight brothers and sisters, grew up in Lone Star, TX where he would go on to graduate from Daingerfield High School as part of the 1969’s Texas State Championship Football Team. Upon graduation he went on to go to college at Texas A&M University where he joined the Corps of Cadets on an ROTC Scholarship. Upon completion at A&M he received a commission into the United States Air Force in 1974 as a 2nd Lieutenant with a slot in flight school.

While in the Air Force he served honorably for 22.5 years as a Fighter Pilot and Acquisitions Officer achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) before retiring with full military honors. While serving as a Wild Weasel F-4E/G fighter pilot he was ranked as the number 1 low angle bomber in the Squadron.  These pilots were the most elite pilots in the world, flying supersonic speeds extremely close to the earth. They were utilized as the initial force to cross enemy lines to destroy and neutralize enemy radar and surface to air capabilities. As an Acquisitions Officer he was instrumental in a strategic research and development race against the Soviet Union. He met Catherine while stationed in California in 1982. Soon after they wed and had their children together.

As a man of high moral character and a resolve cut above most, he lived his life in the servitude of others. Jerry’s effort were instrumental to our nation during the Cold War and the Gulf War. He groomed his children to be leaders of future generations. And amongst all, to the Lord whom he served unconditionally until his last breath.

Once his children were grown he made the decision to move back to Lone Star, TX to be closer to his family. Here he continued to openly serve his community as an active member, of the school board at Daingerfield High School, of the Texas A&M Track and Field and of the Lone Star Volunteer Fire Department up until he retired as the Fire Chief. Jerry commanded the American Legion’s Honor Guard, serving the warriors of past one last time in their funeral detail.

In his final role he served as the Primary Logistical Support Driver for the “Fall off the World Tour” every summer for the past decade.

“See a need, fill a need.”

                ~Rodney Copperbottom

Memorial Mass be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Daingerfield, Texas.  Burial to follow in the Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Rosary will be from 6:00 until 6:30 p.m., Thursday evening at the funeral home with visitation following from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please direct your donations to the Lone Star Volunteer Fire Department





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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of my classmate’s passing. Prayers for the Stoermer family and friends.

  2. Our condolences to your family. I have known Mr. Jerry since I have been going to Our Lady of Fatima. Truly a wise and good man. He will be greatly missed here, but I know he is truly at peace with our lord.
    We will keep him in our prayers.

  3. Jerry will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Jerry was a special and Good person. His family are in our prayers.

  4. So sad for your loss. Thank you to Jerry for all his service to protect our country! Good thoughts sent to the family in these hard times.

  5. Thank you for the love and support you always showed me, even in our crazy years! And thank you for the family you raised, and the absolute best friend a man could ask for. The pic above is from 2001, powder puff game, and of course, I’m trying to get away with something and you’re shutting it down!! RIP forever and in the loving arms of our Savior!

  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of my long time friend. We went to school together, went to Church together, were Boy Scouts together and played high school sports together. All though our paths went different directions, I followed his career and his honorable service to this Great Nation. May God welcome you with open arms my old friend. Warm thoughts and prayers, Bob Malone

  7. Saddened to hear of the loss of my old friend Jerry stoermer. He was a steadfast friend from our boy scout days, our years of school and into our senior years. A man of service; he served God, our country, and his fellowman . My condolences to his family. His contributions to this world are huge and will be missed. Rest in Peace.

  8. Our sympathy to Jerry's family. We considered Rocky and Helen as good friends and they set a high standard for service to our community. We're grateful that Jerry chose to continue that commitment. We pray for comfort for his family. Hilton and Inez Stroman

  9. My parents gave me the best gift on earth when they made our family. Jerry’s #3 spot will be a huge vacancy. He was my superhero with the power to fix anything. I wish there was a way to go into the shop and fix this hole in my heart. Until we meet again, rest in peace brother.

  10. We always enjoyed visiting with Jerry at track meets at Texas A&M and were saddened to learn of his passing. We will miss his smiling face and fun sense of humor. Thoughts, Prayers, Blessings,
    Bobby & Anne Cain

  11. Jerry was a man that loved his family, God and country.
    He always had time to help his neighbors and those in need. He loved children and made an effort and spent his time to entertain and bring smiles on their faces. He was dearly loved loved by family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and he will be missed by all.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing and sending my deepest condolences.
    I am class of ’77 and met this fine man while in the Corps of Cadets Squadron 4. I still remember his big laughs that red hair and his enduring love for A&M that he passed on to me. I was at his commission into the Air Force and one of the first to salute him which to me was an honor.
    I have attended two of the squadron 4 reunions always looking to meet up him but never did.

    Jimmie Ramirez Jr

  13. Proud to call Jerry a Fightin Texas Aggie Classmate! My sincere condolences to the family. May God bless all!

  14. Hello to my Texas cousins. I’m saddened to learn of Jerry’s death as he was a unique and special person. As you know, my primary contact with all of you and Jerry was in our youth, a time when we were all invincible and thought we would live for ever. I can now look back happily on those years and recall some of our rolls: Scoggie led with age, kindness and awareness, Karl provided support, inspiration and direction, but it was a young Jerry who really ‘carried the ball’ by providing us all with ongoing fun, happiness and hope.

    As kids, I remember how we all played endless games together, dug wheel barrow loads of dirt from under the house (compensated at $.25 cents per load), splashed around in the water in the reservoir and spent endless hours talking about ‘everything and nothing’ while we were just enjoying being alive and together. But when we tired from the summer heat and the constant playing, I also recall how a very young Jerry could perk us up with his sense of humor and love of life. Being happy and supportive of others came easy for Jerry because that was his way.

    It’s also not surprising that Jerry accomplished so much as adult as he was a natural born leader. We have Jerry and all his counter-parts throughout this country to thank for preserving our freedoms and giving us some hope for the future at this very difficult time for our nation.

    I offer my sincere condolences to the family, friends, and the many others who were part of Jerry’s life. Thank you Jerry for your many gifts. You did your part! May you rest in peace.

  15. Very sad to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a junior in Phantom Four when I was a fish and he was a very gung ho and fun upper classman. Saw him several times through the years and always enjoyed our reunions.

  16. Hey Ol Army. You will definitely be missed, but we will see you again on the other side. You had a big impact on me as a young Cadet and for that I am forever grateful.

    Class of 76

  17. I just learned of Jerry's passing. I was in Jerry's class in the Corps. He was a great friend and a great Aggie!!! I will miss him greatly!!! My sympathy to all of his family!

  18. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry and I worked together at Kirby Jr. High School for many years in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He was a wonderful person and often made me laugh in our faculty meetings! Rest in Peace, my dear driend.

  19. I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Jerry and I worked together at Kirby Jr. High School for many years in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He was a wonderful person and often made me laugh in our faculty meetings! Rest in Peace, my dear driend.

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