Jerald LaFont

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerald Anderson "Red" LaFont, 84, of Sikeston died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.

He was born March 1, 1917, in Sikeston, son of John A. and Edith Feagans LaFont.

He married Winifred "Peggy" Freeman on Nov. 15, 1944. She died July 11, 1995.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, owned and operated LaFont's Grocery from 1947 to 1967, and was owner and operator of LaFont Rental Properties until 2001. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley LaFont of Sikeston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Jackson officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.