Jerry Lee Deshazer 1945 - 2008 Lawrence
Graveside services with military honors for Jerry Lee Deshazer, 62, Lawrence, formerly of Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.Mr. Deshazer died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 23, 1945, in Baldwin City, the son of Harold E. and Dorothy M. Bennett Deshazer. He grew up and attended schools in Baldwin City.
Mr. Deshazer served in the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of sergeant. He served as fire crewman in the 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry, 7th Infantry Division in the Eighth Army and was honorably discharged April 4, 1971. He then worked as an over-the-road truck driver for many years.
Survivors include a son, Timothy A., Baldwin City; a daughter, Robin Diane VonBargen, Baldwin City; a brother, Joe, Eudora; a sister, Judy Deshazer, Garland, Texas; a stepsister, Bill Jo Lea Weeks, Lawrence; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, David LeAllen Deshazer.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City. The family suggests memorials to the Jerry Lee Deshazer Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.