Grapeland Texas

Steadman, Jerry

Jerry Steadman

Grapeland Texas 75844

Jerry Gerald Steadman was born June 14, 1936 in Elkhart to Floyd Steadman (b. January 13, 1907) and Mary Ethyl Kennedy (b. July 3, 1910). Floyd’s parents were James I. Steadman (b. November 17, 1873 in Houston County) and Georgia Pelvy Steadman (b. November 16, 1880). Mary Ethyl’s parents were William Joseph Kennedy (b. June 11, 1870) and Ida Mae Walling Kennedy (b. May 15, 1882). Jerry Steadman had 3 brothers; James Steadman of Shreveport, La.; Billy Steadman of Palestine and Wayne Steadman of Houston, Tx. Wynice Caskey was born January 17, 1939 in Slocum, Texas to Walter Lewis Caskey (b. May 27, 1912 in Houston County) and Viva Franklin Caskey (b. October 3, 1913 in Anderson County). Walter’s parents were Walter Monroe Caskey (b. November 8, 1877) and Laucinda Oliver Caskey (b. October 4, 1878). Viva’s parents were Lawson Carl Franklin (b. February 15, 1893 in Prescott, Arkansas) and Miriam Hodges Franklin (b. November 25, 1895 in Anderson County). Jerry Gerald Steadman and Wynice Caskey were united in marriage on December 23, 1955, in Elkhart, Texas. To this marriage were born 4 children: Gwendyl Ann (b. September 22, 1956), Terry Glenn (b. December 7, 1957), LuCindy (b. September 1, 1960) and Patricia Nell (b. November 16, 1963). Gwendyl Ann married Donald Gene Weisinger on July 11, 1975 in Grapeland, Texas. The marriage was performed by her father, Jerry Steadman. They have 2 children, Jason Don Weisinger (b. October 20, 1978), and Jeremy Wayne Weisinger (b. May 7, 1980). They all live in Grapeland. Terry Glenn married Barbara Davis of Kennard on May 14, 1981 in Crockett, Texas. The marriage was performed by Terry’s father, Jerry Steadman in the log home near Crockett. They have 3 children: Roxan Taylor (b. December 26, 1972), Joey Glenn (b. April 5, 1982), and Matthew DeWayne (b. August 17, 1984). They live out of Crockett, Texas. LuCindy married Bobby Thomas on May 23, 1985, in Grapeland, Texas. They have one son, Timothy Wayne (b. February 10, 1980). They live in Westwood, Texas. Patricia Nell married Ray Wright on June 5, 1980 at San Pedro Baptist Church. The marriage was performed by Patricia’s father, Jerry Steadman. They have 2 children: Michael Ray (b. October 18, 1980) and Shannon Rene’ (b. August 20, 1985). They live in Center, Texas. Jerry and Wynice Steadman both grew up in Anderson County. They moved to Brownwood, Texas in 1964 so Jerry could enter Seminary at Howard Payne University. He had been ordained in July 1965 at First Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas. He preached at several county churches and also coached and taught in several schools across Texas before returning home in 1960 to become principal in the Grapeland Junior High. He preached at several churches in this area, preaching his last sermon in October 1981 atOak Grove Baptist Church, where his son Terry Steadman would preach his first sermon 5 years later. (October, 1986). Jerry G. Steadman died December 12, 1981 and is buried beside his parents in the Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart, Texas.