Gerald “Jerry” Strait

Gerald “Jerry” Strait, 70, passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, October 9, 2022. He retired from Continental with over 23 years of service.

Jerry is preceded in death by the late Coy and Hermine Strait. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Strait; daughter, Julia Pape and husband Brandon of Newport News; son, Scott Strait and wife Kim of Yorktown; two grandchildren, Dylan Hudgins and fiancé Mallory and Mason Strait; great-granddaughter, Allie Rae; sister, Patti Rigsby and husband Rob of Newport News; and brother Donnie Strait and wife Trish of Newport News.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Parklawn Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis and

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Darnell (Strait) Foreman

    So sorry to know that Jerry passed away. Jerry and I are cousins and are the same age. I remember the good times our families got together many years ago. I know he went through a lot over the years with his health. Thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry’s family! Hold your good memories close to your hearts forever.

  2. Mark Stephen Pugh

    Sending condolences to all of Jerry’s family. I was a friend of his at Denbigh High School. We used to hang out in the hallway before homeroom each morning. Hate to hear the news of his passing.

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