Jerry was born on September 27, 1949, to Milton and Gertrude Shultz in Durango, CO. After graduating from Farmington High School in 1967, he attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM, and graduated in 1969 with a degree in electronics. Jerry loved to learn and had a natural curiosity that followed him his entire life.
Upon graduating college, Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Linda Poindexter, in June 1969. They moved to Dallas, TX, where Jerry began work at Texas Instruments, moving on to other businesses including StorageTech and Sun Microsystems. Jerry built a career working in the technology industry of North Texas and often remarked about his incredible experience watching computer and data storage technology develop right before his eyes. Jerry continued to explore and dabble with computers and smart devices, even after his retirement in 2007.
Jerry and Linda had a daughter, Cindy, in August 1979. Jerry loved his family and friends dearly and always strove to be kind, fair, entertaining, and helpful. He loved to tell stories about growing up in Farmington, NM, the incredible beauty of the nature surrounding him there, and the large extended family he grew up with. Jerry loved sharing adventures with family and friends. He was a passionate outdoorsmen, wood-worker, artist, and creator. His natural curiosity led him to explore a fantastic catalog of interests, and he became what those who loved him called a true Renaissance man.
Jerry retired to Lake Tawakoni, TX, and enjoyed a rich life fishing, creating in his woodworking shop, and being a good neighbor and friend. To know Jerry was to be cared about and loved. He could hold a conversation with anyone from any walk of life, and he was always willing to take an extra step to help others, even if it was just to honk his horn, roll down his window, and tell you a story to put a smile on your face and brighten your day.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Stanley Shultz, and Sister Sonja Toney. He is survived by his brother, Richard Shultz, daughter, Cindy Burns, and son-in-law, Kevin Burns.
A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. Memorial donations may be directed to the East Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department – 100 Littlefield Dr, East Tawakoni, TX, 75472.)