Jerry Malone Blades
Jerry Blades passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, from pneumonia at age 68 at his residence in Austin, Texas. Born May 2, 1939, in Baton Rouge, Jerry was the second child of Joseph Victor Blades and Audrey Covington Blades, also of Baton Rouge. He graduated from Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge and attended LSU. He is survived by his former wife, Patsy Jo Ann McLeod Fair; son, Cary Glen Blades; daughter, Lynde Jean Blades; brother, Donald Keith Blades and wife; and sister, Betty Jo Blades McQueen and husband; as well as grandchildren, Robert Zachary Dean and Ashley Marie Kincaid; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Jerry spent many years with Montgomery Ward in his younger to mid-years then with Pfizer and Bristol Meyers companies in his latter years. He was employed by several friends who own their own businesses including Rawndy and Randy Pitalo of Tiger Bait, Baton Rouge. He spent his life residing in the states of Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee. A lover of music in his high school years in Baton Rouge, he played the piano with Bonnie Fussell and The Jive Five band and later became a lover of country music. His favorite hobby was spending time hunting and fishing in Louisiana and Texas with family and friends, especially his cousin, David Brabham, of Kentwood. He also had a passion for Native American history. Jerry was a loving father and a wonderful relative and friend to all who knew and loved him. Forever in our hearts and always in our minds, may he find eternal peace and tranquility as his spirit lives on. We love you, Jerry. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Research fund. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held in Baton Rouge and Austin in the near future. Please contact Cary Blades at (512) 266-7970 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the times and date.