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Gerald Arlon Platt

Gerald Arlon PlattGerald Arlon Platt, age 85, of Crockett passed away Monday February 15, 2021 in the Winfield Nursing Center. Arlon was born July 17, 1935 in Grapeland to parents, Clifford A. Platt and Elinor Beazley Platt. He was veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany. Arlon was a wonderful, caring husband, father, grandfather and brother who always had a smile.

Arlon is survived by daughter, Tonya Arlene Platt; granddaughter, Aubrey Elayne Platt; daughters, Debbie Smith McCall, Sandy Smith Bruce, Pattie Smith Tyer and husband, David; grandchildren, Michael Scott McCall, Lyndsey McCall Rice and husband, Derek, Jennie Bruce Wichers, Melissa Tyer Richmond and husband, Paul, Devin Tyer and wife, Lyndsey; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Shaylie, Maddie, Jake, Averi, Nate, Noah, Payton, Gavin, Weston, Riley; sisters, Virginia Patton and husband, Jerry of Latexo, Patsy Ann Simcik and husband, Clarence of Robinson; sister-in-law, Elenner Starr and Jim Edd Jones of Grapeland; many beloved nieces nephews, cousins including special cousins and best friends, Bill Platt of Crockett and John Wisdom of Longview. He was preceded in death by beloved wife, Dorothy Crowson Smith Platt; parents, Clifford and Elinor Platt; son-in-law, Sam Bruce; grandson, Justin Bruce.

Graveside funeral services for Gerald Arlon Platt will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 in the Evergreen Memorial Park with Rev. Dennis Ivey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, TX  75835

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  1. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. May the Lord comfort and keep you.

  2. A good man and a great friend. Rest easy Arlon. We will miss you.

  3. Jerry and I are very sorry to hear of Arlon’s passing. Praying for each of you during your hours of sorrow. Cherish the memories you have of him.

    Jerry & Carolyn Harrison

  4. Always loved to hunt, camp, fish and tell the biggest stories with Arlon ( which his most always topped mine)!
    I am going to miss his fellowship but will hold his memories close.

    My wishes and prayers to the entire family & my (sisters).
    Know your in our prayers.

  5. God bless you and keep you as you walked the streets paved with gold. Much love goes with you My dear Arlon. I will miss you terribly.

  6. Sure going to miss seeing Arlon coming by my house going to the Latexo School, always a happy man.Rest peacefully my friend

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