Victor R. Jury, Sr.

  • Born: May 4, 1924
  • Died: May 29, 2013
  • Location: North Richland Hills, Texas

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Park

5725 Colleyville Blvd
Colleyville, TX 76034
Tel. (817) 498-5894

Tribute & Message From The Family

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Victor R. Jury, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and join his first wife, Gene, in heaven Wednesday, May 29, 2013, while in hospice in Fort Worth.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6955 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Better Together, 6955 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180.
Victor was born May 4, 1924, in Amarillo to Albin and Bessie Bynum Jury. He grew up in Borger and graduated from Borger High School. After high school, he attended college at Notre Dame as a participant in the U.S. Navy V-12 officer development program during World War II and, afterwards, Texas Technical College, now Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, where he received a bachelor of science in industrial engineering.
Victor began his career working for Westinghouse Electric Supply in Amarillo as a salesman where he worked for several years before joining Graybar, where he held roles in sales, district sales management and branch management in El Paso and Dallas; Chicago, Ill.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Miami, Fla. He retired from Graybar in 1976 after 28 years. In 1977, too energetic to remain inactive, he came out of retirement to found Summit Electric Supply with his friend, David Meredith, and his son, Victor R. Jury Jr. in Albuquerque, N.M. He retired from Summit Electric Supply in 1990 and began investing and volunteering in numerous ministries at his church.
Victor married Imogene "Gene" Eudy in 1950 in Lubbock. They were happily married for 47 years until her passing in 1997. Victor married Bonnie Armstrong in 2000 in Albuquerque, N.M. He was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of The Gideons International ministry. He generously supported many ministries and charities with his wealth, work and wisdom.
All who knew him have memories of his intellect, integrity, humility and, above all, generous nature. He gave without seeking credit or attention for himself and approached the things he cared about with exceptional passion and high standards. He left an indelible impression on most who knew him and his influence will be felt for generations. He wanted to make a difference, and did.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Bessie; sister, Florence; brother, Gene Ray; and beloved wife, Gene.
Survivors: His devoted wife, Bonnie, of North Richland Hills; son, Victor R. Jury Jr. and wife, Mary, of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, Jan Efurd and husband, Richard, of Keller; stepson, Phil Armstrong and wife, Ann; stepdaughter, Jan Robertson and husband, Jim; brother, Maurice Jury of Milwaukee, Wis.; his brother, George Jury and wife, Pat, of Lubbock; grandchildren, Danielle Jury, Jonathan Efurd and wife, Kathryn, Austin Efurd, Madison Efurd, Victor R. Jury III and Meredith Jury; stepgrandchildren, Erik Smith and Tiffany Rupert; great-grandchildren, Chloe Lapp, Rayden Ali and Jonathan Hart Efurd; and stepgreat-grandchildren Dillon Feeler, Alexis Rupert and Merritt Rupert

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace, Mr. Jury. Your boundless intellect, your grace and caring and your mentoring inspired scores of people to build better lives, businesses and communities.

Posted by Ken Cogan - Albuquerque, NM - Associate   June 03, 2013

My condolences for your lose, Vic. I remember your Dad as having a lot of trust and faith in you. Example...what other Dad would let his 15 year old son fill his garage with lawnmowers for sale; which you did sell quite quickly. An old Friend,Paul.

Posted by paul morrow - sandia park, NM - acquaintance   June 02, 2013

What a nice picture!

I was so sorry to hear about your dad. I'm glad I had an opportunity to visit with him at your wedding.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Mary. and your family,

Posted by Cara Potter - Albuquerque, NM - Friend   May 31, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times at your house while attending Bellehaven Elementary. God give you peace of mind and soul during this time. Helen

Posted by Helen Malone Rollins - Albuquerque, NM   May 31, 2013

Vic Sr. was a huge inspiration to me. He will always be remembered in my lifetime.

May he enrich heaven as he did on earth!

Neil Krueger

Posted by Neil and Sabrina Krueger - Russellville, AR - Friend and employee   May 31, 2013

Prayers and condolences to all of Mr. Jury's family. Cherishing fond memories, and sincere thanks to God our paths crossed. Vic Sr. was a great mentor in my personal, and career life.

Posted by David "DQ" Quinton - Odessa, TX   May 31, 2013

Vic gave me my start in the industry while at Graybar in the late 60's and early 70's. I was privileged to work for him at that time. My condolences to his family at this time.

Posted by Bruce Warnke - Albuquerque, NM   May 31, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this very dificult time. I will be forever grateful for the memories I have of Mr. Jury.

Posted by Wiley Shaw - Albuquerque, NM   May 30, 2013

Even though I've never personally met Mr. Jury, I've heard a lot about how he started the Summit company and how genuine he was. I have a job today because of Mr. Jury's dream and hard work and feel that my family and I owe him and his family a great big THANK YOU! May you rest in peace Mr. Jury and to the Jury family, I send my deepest condolences.

Posted by Todd Elisar - Gonzales, LA - Employee   May 30, 2013

Mr. Jury was already "retired" from Summit when I started working here in 1996. Every time I saw him, he always greeted me and it always included a smile- something I will never forget. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Kari Knight    May 30, 2013

Our love and prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow. I have never personally had the opportunity to meet Mr. Jury, Sr. but I have always heard wonderful things about him. Love and prayers being sent from Summit in Clute, TX.

Posted by Robert Campbell - Clute, TX - Employee   May 30, 2013

My heart goes out to The Jurys and The Efurds. I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Jury was always kind to me.

Cathy Stone

Posted by Cathy Stone - Albuquerque, NM   May 30, 2013

I, along with the Summit Farmington Associates am sorry for your loss. I got to meet Mr. Jury once. He was upbeat with a positive outlook. I know he will be missed.

Posted by Kenny King - Farmington, NM - Associate   May 30, 2013