Jerardo Towns Arroyos (Gerald), 81, of Jayton, Texas passed away at home surrounded by family on February 26, 2022. He was born on December 19, 1940 in Brackettville, Texas to the late Jose Maria and Julia Towns Arroyos.
Known affectionately as “Laly” to his family, Laly moved to Olton, Texas in the 1950’s where he met the love of his life, Josephine Saldivar. They moved to Plainview, Texas where they resided for over 50 years. Laly was a highly sought after and skilled bricklayer. His bricklaying was his art and his passion. He owned his own masonry sub-contractor business until he retired only because he physically could not do it any longer.
After his retirement and later move to Jayton, Laly enjoyed keeping busy by always finding something to fix up around the house, making custom bbq grills, furniture, rock polishing and most recently, leatherworking. He also loved taking road trips to visit his daughters, sons-in law and grandchildren. He often said he did not need any sons because his 6 daughters were strong and made him proud.
Laly leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 60 years, Josie (Saldivar) Arroyos, daughters Laurinda Rios (Tony) of Fort Worth, Texas; Suzanna Segura (Julian) of Jayton, Texas; Geraldine McClure (Dan) of Canyon Lake, Texas; Kathy Hernandez (Tom) of El Paso, Texas; Angelica Arroyos of Plano, Texas; and Veronica Garza (Lance) of Grand Prairie, Texas. Also cherishing his memory are his 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Laly is also survived by his brother Johnny Arroyos, sisters Rafaela Diaz, Mary Carrasco, Josephine Ramirez, and Cathy Parker; along with many, many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, and extended family.
Laly is preceded in death by his brothers Thomas Gonzales, Jose, Lupe, Daniel, Erminio, and Julian Arroyos.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone for the prayers, condolences, gifts, flowers, and well-wishes during their time of bereavement.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Zapata Funeral Home in Spur, Texas. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spur, Texas at 11:00am.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Arroyos, please visit our floral store.