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Gerald "Jerry" Dean Torell

May 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Wednesday, May 31, 1933
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:00am
White's Azle Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ash Creek Baptist Church Building Fund,300 South Stewart, Azle, TX 76020.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Gerald "Jerry" Dean Torell

Jerry was born to Henry Valentine and Hilda Asbield Torell in Minneapolis, Minn. May 31, 1933. He was a member of the Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle, a long time member of the Honey Do Good Sam Travel Club. Jerry was also a longtime member of the Fort Worth Auto Auction Association, longtime business owner of D. C. Auto Sales II and a longtime member of the United States Air Force. Jerry joined the Air Force in 1954 and retired March 1, 1975 after 21 years of service. He served one tour in Vietnam. Jerry had a compassion for his pets, and buying and selling of used cars, loved to travel by pulling his fifth wheel all over the United States, his most popular spot was Red River, New Mexico. He loved to tell jokes and was an avid collector of everything. Jerry's trade mark was the wearing of his many jumpsuits and sporting a ball cap. He will be deeply missed by family and friends and his pets.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; sister, Marjorie; and step-son, Robert. The Torell family would like to thank the dedicated healthcare providers who showed him compassion and dignity his last week.

Survivors: wife of 47 years, Gloria Pat Torell; sons, Luke Torell (Inge), Tom Torell, David Torell (Robbie); and stepson, Thomas E. Stewart (Mitscuo); brother, Bruce Torell(Mary Ellen); sister, Virginia Costello; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, many friends; and Gerald's Pets.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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