Gerald “Jerry” Leslie Kershaw, 71, of La Grande, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at the Island City Lighthouse Pentecostal Church on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00pm. After the service, there will be a Celebration of Life.
Jerry was born on February 17, 1948 in Buffalo, New York to Leslie and Vivian “Katy” (Shelton) Kershaw. He resided in Buffalo, New York, and La Grande, OR. He was married to Cerise Gibson in 1983 and shared a daughter together. He later married Annette Engle. Jerry served our country while in the United States Army.
Jerry was employed with RD Mac for over 30 years. He enjoyed life and loved to entertain. He was the lead singer in the band “The Jerry Kershaw Band”. Singing and playing guitar was his passion. He also loved spending time with his daughter and grandchildren and cooking. He was a member of the Eagles and the Elks. Jerry was a great musician, person, and friend to all.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Annette; daughter, Lacy Hedges (JB Hedges) of La Grande and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Katy Kershaw.