Tomorrow, the Farewell to Jerry Haynes

Many Friends of Unfair Park have asked when Jerry Haynes's funeral will take place. It will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at Northwest Highway and Inwood. Initially, Haynes's family had considered two services -- a private one for family, and a public memorial later. But knowing so many have been touched by Haynes, and not just through his decades on TV as Mr. Peppermint, they ultimately decided to invite everyone to say their farewells, just as Jerry would have wanted it.

The family is also requesting: Rather than flowers, make a contribution to the Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation in Jerry's name. And for those who have not seen the family's obituary in this morning's paper, here it is; this is some of what it says:

Well-known for his many professional accomplish-ments, he will always be remembered for his great love of family, his involvement in the Dallas theatre community, his work with countless charities, his love of sports, but most especially for his role as Mr. Peppermint. Jerry embodied goodness and a peaceful nature. He was a comforting, wise and loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a unique gift of expressing love, dignity and grace to everyone he came in contact with. He was respected as a man that always gave more than he took.

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