NORMAN — Jerome A. “Jerry” Laizure, born Nov. 13, 1953, in Oklahoma City, to Mary and Cecil Laizure, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Norman.
Informal services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman.
Jerry grew up in Bartlesville and began working for the local newspaper at age 14. He later worked for newspapers in Pawhuska, Norman, Oklahoma City and Noble. His sports photography was widely published and won numerous awards.
He was co-founder and co-publisher of the Cleveland County Record, a weekly newspaper in Noble. He attended the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism and worked for the student newspaper for many years. He married Peggy Nelson on Feb. 11, 1972.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Michael, Cecil and Robert.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy of the home; daughter, Jennifer Laizure and her husband Richard of Edmond; sons Phillip Laizure and his wife Kao of Norman and Jackson and his wife Amy of Norman; seven grandchildren; three brothers, John Laizure and his wife Debi of Broken Arrow, Joe Laizure and his wife Marjie of Mankato, Minn., and Tony Laizure and his wife Brenda of Tulsa; a sister, Linda Laizure of Tulsa; mother-in-law, Geri Mignery of Norman; a sister-in-law, Stella Laizure of Tulsa; and an aunt, Bea Womack of Louisvillle, Ky.
Norman Transcript, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012