GALVESTON – Jerry Scales was born in Houston on August 12, 1926, he died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Turner Geriatric Center.
He had various careers. He served in both the 2nd World War and the Korean Conflict. Upon receiving his Masters degree, he taught economics at the University of Miami where the DuPont Corporation recruited him. He worked for DuPont for almost twenty years before returning to Houston.In Houston, he opened a real estate office, then went on to become a talent agent. He also did some modeling, acting and directing on the side.
Feeling a need to do more he went back to school and became a professor at University of Texas in Houston, teaching radiological imaging. When the department was closed, he went to work for the Center on Aging at the University of Texas. He retired in Galveston where he became a volunteer and board member for the Grand 1894 Opera House, The Galveston Historical Foundation, ADA House, The Sunshine Center, The Area Center on Aging and Clean Galveston.
Visitation will be held at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home on Monday, May 7, 2007, from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. at Houston National Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: The Grand 1894 Opera House at 2020 Postoffice Street, Galveston, Texas 77550, or a charity of your choice.