Gerry Ainsworth was born on May 5, 1957, in Taylorsville, MS. He was the fifth of seven children born to Bill B. Ainsworth and Catherine Earl Allen. He died on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 in Odessa, surrounded by his loving family.
Ainsworth attended school in Fort Stockton. He lived in Midland for a number of years, but returned home when he retired. It would be hard to say what he loved most, cooking or fishing. His talents in the kitchen ranged from BBQ to cheesecake to salsa and jerky. In addition, to his love of fishing and cooking, Ainsworth recently became active in Rock Solid Boxing and looked forward to his weekly sessions. He was really proud of the work he had been putting in there.
Ainsworth was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Paul Ainsworth.
He is survived by a brother, Allen (Marilyn) Ainsworth of Willis, TX; and four sisters, Kathy Porter of Alvarado, TX, Joan (Randy) Reeves of Fort Stockton; Billie Southon of Springfield, LA, and Michelle (Mick) Buchanan of Dallas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, each one being special and each one being his favorite.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Easthill Cemetery in Fort Stockton with Rev. Gary Dunn officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.