Anibal A. “Chico” Jeria, III, 80, of Baytown, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Baytown.
Chico was born March 11, 1940 in Valparaiso, Chile, to parents; Anibal A. Jeria, II and Rosario Del Carmen Lopez, a former resident of Vina Del Mar, Chile, and has resided in Baytown for the past 40 years. He was a retired pipe fitter (where he was known as “El Chile”) and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Chico Jeria was proud of two things, 1) his home country of Chile and 2) his family. Chico Jeria enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, telling stories about his adventurous youth, pretending he was the boss of the house and will be remembered as a jack of all trades. He was a master craftsman with duct tape and somehow found a way to incorporate it into all his projects. Even in his later years, if his adult sons had house repairs, he’d be the first to offer to get on the roof to replace a shingle or help rebuild a fence. He was famous for saying “hand me that thing” and then saying “no, the other thing”, “no, the other thing” whereby an argument would then ensue about why you didn’t know what he wanted.
Mr. Jeria was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Maria Eugenia Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife of 54 golden years: Gladys Carmen Jeria Cornejo, sons: Anibal “Albert” Jeria IV, wife Christine and Jorge O. Jeria and wife Norma, grandchildren: Autumn G. Jeria, Lili S. Jeria, Jorge O. Jeria, Jr., Lorenzo A. Jeria, Karmelo V. Jeria, with one on the way, as well as numerous other relatives, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with rosary services at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel in Baytown.
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