Gerry Wayne Bernhardt, 62, of Lampasas died Feb. 14, 2020 at his home.

His body will be cremated, and a family service is planned for later. Sneed Funeral Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Gerry was born Nov. 5, 1957 in Austin to Ruben Bernhardt and Martha (Jennings) Bernhardt. He grew up in Austin and began working at the age of 9 by riding his bicycle.

He graduated from McCallum High School and later began working for Texas Instruments. He retired from there with over 20 years’ service.

Gerry was a cowboy, riding bulls in high school. He loved hunting and fishing, and supported his children in all kinds of activities including 4-H. He enjoyed camping, hiking in Colorado and spending time at Inks Lake.

He is survived by his daughter, Valerie McGrath (Chris); grandchildren Gauge and Hanna; brother, Ruben Bernhardt Jr. (Susan); and sisters Sharon Goerlitz (Richard), Karen Harvey (Mike), Cindy Wolf, Laurie Williamson (Chad) and Glenda Gallagher (James).

He was preceded in death by his sister Laverne Riedel.