Tomorrow, the Farewell to Jerry Haynes

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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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Derrick White
Derrick White

That guy was "it" for my early morning entertainment.  I loved him.  I recall getting to see him in person when I was a kid, and I flipped my lid.  I don't think I've ever met anyone since who seemed like such a big star.  My condolences to his family.

Don Abbott
Don Abbott

My memories of Mr. Peppermint don't go back to the very beginning...but almost.  I grew up in Lake Highlands and  how strange it was to see Mr. Peppermint at the grocery store disguised as Jerry Haynes.  His son Gibby was one year behind me in school so whenever given the chance, my friends and I would ask Gibby what it was like to have a famous Dad.  On more than one occasion, I got to experience nirvana as a mid-1960's kid in Dallas:  I got invited to a birthday party that had Mr. Peppermint as the star attraction.  Most of the kids as those parties were so awe-struck that they forgot the words to "Happy Birthday".

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Jerry was an all-around amazing person. From peppermint to his film/stage work and everything in between, he always was a consumate professional and a true God-given talent. We'll miss you Mr. Peppermint...

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I have been trying to figure out why I feel such profound sadness over this.    Confirmation of lost youth?  I don't know. Rest in peace.

Phelps
Phelps

I've been thinking about this too, and I keep coming back to a simple answer.

He was a good man.  A genuinely good man, and we don't have enough of them to keep losing them without remorse.

Texasdave60
Texasdave60

R.I.P.  My condolences the family and friends.

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