Gerald "Jerry" Lloyd Blaze

July 23, 1935 - December 17, 2020

Gerald “Jerry” Lloyd Blaze of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born July 23, 1935 to George Blaze and Marie (Zula) Blaze in Gary, Indiana. Nicknamed “Goose”, Jerry was an incredible basketball player who loved his Indiana Hoosiers. Anyone who knew Jerry also knew he was the Chicago Bears greatest fan! He proudly enlisted to serve his country during the Korean War. He met and was married to his wife Beverly Jean (Myers) Blaze for over 50 years. They lived most of their lives together in Plano, Texas raising their family while Jerry built a very successful industrial tire company. They were members of West Plano Presbyterian Church. Jerry had a strong faith in God and his country. His greatest love was his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeri Thomas and husband, Jim of Austin, Texas, Jodi Fugate and husband, Guy of Houston, Texas, Robyn Schneider and husband, Jerry of McKinney, Texas and his grandchildren Ming Thomas, Anna Thomas and Brandon Fugate.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Jean Blaze and parents, George and Marie Blaze.

A private family service will be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Jerry was one of the good ones. He was kind, giving and always positive. I will forever cherish our times together. Especially those times the past few years when he stayed with us during the holidays. Wonderful times just hanging out in the evenings together after work watching NCAA basketball.... May God bless Jerry's soul. Jim Thomas, January 18, 2021 I love you and I will miss you, Grandpa. May you rest in piece. Ming Thomas, January 14, 2021 How lucky I am to have had you for my father! I love you and miss you! You are forever in my heart. Jeri, January 12, 2021