Jerry D. Letcher

December 13, 2012 • Obituaries


A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at First Assembly of God Church, for Jerry D. Letcher, 70, of Roswell who passed away Dec. 8, 2012, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.

Jerry was born [auth] in Roswell, Feb. 22, 1942, to Elmer L. Letcher and Amnie Higgins Letcher. Both parents preceded him in death.

He married Linda Pettes on Sept. 1, 1995, in Roswell. She survives him at the family home.

Jerry had been an owner/operator of an auto company in Roswell. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Nelson and his wife Diana, of Roswell, and Tyrone Lee Letcher and his wife Leilani Kai, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five daughters, Stacy Rice, of Roswell, Vicki Whaley, of Carlsbad, Julie Lynn Luschtefeld, of Morrison, Okla., Dena Marlene Lowery and her husband Douglas Lowery, of Kempner, Texas, and Karin LaRue Tarwater and her husband Branden Tarwater, of Tulsa, Okla.

He is also survived by two brothers, Ken Letcher, of Roswell, and Don Letcher, of Arizona. Grandchildren surviving Jerry are Jeshua, Bianca, Noah, Kalli, Ashley, Sarah, Kara, Brandon and Joshua. Other grandchildren are Emalee Patterson and her husband Aaron Patterson, Saxton Dean Letcher, Justin Michael, Jason Matthew Luschtefeld, Sarah Elizabeth Draper, Ethan Neal and Evan Cole Lowery, Cody Ray, Austin Ryan, Harley Marne, Jayde Danyel and wife Shelbi, and Michelle Tarwater; and great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kayden Patterson and Serenity Nicole Tarwater.

Friends are asked to send memorials online to

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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