Jerry Wade Jaeger, 54, of New Braunfels passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at his home in New Braunfels.
A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Paul’s Luthera n Church in Thorndale. Pastor Schaller officiated. Burial followed in Thorndale City Cemetery.
Family and friends were Mr. Jaeger invited to the church hall for a meal following the burial.
Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Jonas, Wes Simpson, Orlando Vargas, Rick Cardenas Sr., Jimmy Jones and Brady Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Cox and Tommy McCormick.
Jerry was born on Oct. 17, 1968, to John Lee and Joyce Alma (Schlather) Jaeger in New Braunfels.
He was raised in Rockdale and graduated from Rockdale High School in 1987.
He attended Tarleton State University, where he played football and earned a business degree.
He worked in construction, starting in the early 1990s until June of 2022.
He enjoyed steer and calf roping, but mainly team roping with his brother, he was also a steer dogger. He along with his brother Jimmy trained horses for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit.
He loved playing and watching footbal l. He enjoyed fishing at the coast and was notorious for forgetting the plugs. He also enjoyed both dove and deer hunting.
He was very kind and had a big heart, he had a hard time telling anyone no and would give you the shirt off his back. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his brother, Jimmy Jaeger.
Jerry is survived by his parents, John and Joyce Jaeger; daughter, Chelsea Christ and husband Caleb Sr. of Gonzales, Louisiana; grandson, Caleb Christ Jr.; sister, Jennifer Ramirez and husband Aaron of Thorndale; niece and nephew, Nicholas and Alayna Ramirez; aunts and uncles, Albert and Beverly Schlather, Cecilia and Albert Robertson, and David Jaeger; as well as numerous cousins and friends.