Sept. 9, 1949 - June 10, 2018
Jerry was born in Odessa, Texas to parents Lewis Hatfield and Pearl Bay Cates. He attended West Texas Boys Ranch as a young man and was a high school graduate. He married Tommie Elaine McCorcle on February 15, 1980. They moved to Iraan the same year and Jerry was employed for Marathon Oil Company for 25 years.
Jerry served as a US Army Ranger for 11 years with three tours in Vietnam. During his service he received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars; Combat Infantryman Badge; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Aircraft Crewman Badge; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Jerry and his wife, Tommie, founded Southwest Texas Prison Ministry and Family Outreach in 1994, they also founded Reconcilers Motorcycle Ministry in 2004. Southwest Texas Prison Ministry and Family Outreach received the Texas Governor’s Award presented by George W. Bush and thousands of incarcerated inmates and their families have been blessed by these ministries.
Oct. 21, 1949 - April 5, 2018
Amy Gail Smith Tinch answered the Lord's call Home surrounded by family and friends. Her legacy of love lives on in her husband, Bruce Tinch; her son, Ryan B. Tinch and wife, Brooke; and her cherished grandchildren, Hudson and Chandler "Bloom" Tinch. Her memory will also be treasured by sister-in-law, Terry Smith; niece, Jodi Kieschnick; nephews, David Rocknic, Trey and Travis Smith; cousins, Winky and Ronnie Quist and Rhona and Steve Rose; great-nieces, Madison and AnnaGrace Kieschnick; and great-nephews, Jake, Delbert and Rett Rocknic. She was greeted in Heaven by grandparents; parents, Ina Mae and Frank Smith; sister, Mac Rocknic; brother, Bruce Smith; and dear friends, Deborah Houchin and Judi Martin.
Oct. 16, 1959 - Nov. 23, 2017
Kerry Lynn Land was born in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Lovelady High School and Lon Morris College where he studied Theology, and he graduated from the Therapon Institute. Kerry was a member of Harvest Church where he was ordained, developed the Precepts Counseling Program, and served as Youth Pastor for several years and Assistant to the Pastor. He served on the East Texas Vida Nueva board of directors for several years and was involved in Epiphany Ministries. He attended High Sky Walk to Emmaus.
In 2004, Kerry was called into prison ministry as one of the original Reconcilers. He had a heart of compassion for the men in white and a strong desire that they come to know Jesus. He dedicated 13 years to showing the love of Christ to men and leading hundred’s to the cross. He retired from TDCJ as a Laundry Captain after 20 years of service to spend time with his wife of 30 years, Luan Rose Land, and his three daughters and four granddaughters.
July 26, 1955 - Aug, 21, 2014
God received another angel, Pamela Ann Reagan-Wood. She was dearly loved and admired by her family and friends. She was married to the love of her life, Chip Wood of Iraan, Texas for 10 years. Pam’s passion was serving the Lord through her Reconciler’s Prison Ministries and with her church family at Iraan Community Church. She was an ordained minister.
Pam also enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson with Chip and Friends. Pam loved to help others, make people feel appreciated and be an encourager to all. She was the best about sending cards to people and letting them know they were in her thoughts and prayers. Pam had the biggest heart for animals. Pets were a must and saving strays was a known.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge — then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”