Jerry V. Whittington

Jerry “Boomie” Vance Whittington, Jr. 64, passed away on January 4, 2024 in Webster, Tx. He was born on November 19, 1959 in Rockdale, Tx to Jerry Sr. & Maxine Mae Whittington (Anderson).  Jerry Whittington is survived by his wife of 44 years, Laura Whittington; daughters, Nicole (& Carl) Lloyd, Elia Combs, Maxine Musso, Eden Whittington; son, Joseph (& Linda) Whittington; brothers, Steve (& Suzie) Whittington; grandchildren, Chevy Whittington, Brandon & Tyler Lloyd, Charlie Rose & Mabel June Whittington; grand-dogs, Bentley & Panda, and numerous family members and friends.

Jerry worked as a land surveyor with The County of Galveston, Tx for many enjoyable years. He later went back to school to further his education & better provide for his family. Upon graduation, Jerry worked as a Senior X-Ray Technician for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx.

Jerry had a passion for philosophical ponderings, theological discussions, and the arts. He loved to read and discover new music and films. He would learn all that he could about any topic he had interest in. He passed on his love for books to his children with many trips to the library as a family when they were young. He made learning fun by not only researching numerous peoples and cultures, but by experiencing the different food, languages, & music of those cultures in their home. He enjoyed riding his Vespa, barbecuing, camping, fireside talks, riding bikes, park days, buying & collecting hats, taking pictures, gardening, salty snacks, and being out in the sun. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Due to illness, in the last part of his life he & his wife spent much time in the hospital meeting many wonderful people, making new friends with those who cared for him, giving them nicknames, dancing together, and crying together. He was very thankful for the daily phone calls from his mother, sister-in-law, and others. During this time, he demonstrated to his family the strength to persevere by fighting to live, and ultimately revealing his faith and peace in God’s will for his life. His favorite chapter to read with his wife during this part of his life was Psalm 1. “…for the Lord knows the way of the righteous…” Psalm 1:6a We praise God that Jerry now knows his Heavenly Father fully, even as he has been fully known & loved.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday January 17, 2024, at 10:00 am at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd. Webster, Tx 77598. A traditional Greek funeral mass will be completed at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church from 11:30-12:30, and a burial service to follow at 1:00pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery 7801 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, Tx 77539.



  1. Laura and family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Jerry will be greatly missed. Hang in there and remember all the lovely memories y’all shared as a family. Love you and miss guys! Marlene

    Marlene Limon
  2. The Theodoridis‘s family is send it it’s deepest condolences and we will miss Jerry San at the church as he did for many years may his memory be eternal

    Mark Theodoridis
  3. Jerry and I began as co-workers in 1996 and became fast friends. I wish I hadn’t moved so far away, other wise I could have spent more time with him. I do have very good memories of Jerry and I will keep them in my heart.

    SGT. Ken Clark
  4. My deepest condolences Nicole, to you and your family.

    Nancy Chacon
  5. Laura, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our most heartfelt condolences to you and the family. May God‘s peace, which passes all understanding, envelope you during this time of loss. And as you lean on your faith, may the comforting presence of Jesus Christ, provide solace and strength for you all in the coming days, months, and years. Know that our prayers are with you, trusting that God‘s love will guide you through this difficult journey of grief.

    Belinda and Mike Aiken
  6. The Owens family sends its deepest condolences to Nicole, Laura and family. As a young kid at Grace Bible Church in Hitchcock, I remember Jerry and the time he spent serving the church back in the 80s. In recent years we had a chance to visit at El Sombrero one night where Jerry and my uncle Kenny spent at least an hour in a theological discussion. May your loving memories of him live on and know that you will one day see him again.

    Carl Owens Jr.
  7. Laura and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I didn’t find out in time to attend the service, but I hope to see you again somewhere soon, maybe in Walmart again. Seems like that is where everyone meets. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you.

    Glenda Owens
  8. To my cousins Laura and family- I send you my love, heartfelt prayers of comfort and strength during this difficult time. I will always remember Jerry (and my mom) at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church and will always remember his smile. Just know that Jerry will now be watching over each of you and I know he will be missed by many. I hope and pray that God comforts your hearts in time and know that I love you all.

    Elizabeth Botello
  9. Angela and I always enjoyed talking with Jerry. We prayed for him and his family in these last few years, and we were always thinking about him. He was always kind and soft spoken and will dearly be missed. Our prayers are with Laura and family. Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

    Michael and Angela Loveless

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