John Gerber

Lion John Gerber was a very active member of the Beaumont South Forest Park Lions Club which had to close but as soon as possible he joined the Sour Lake Lions Club. He was a graduate of Sour Lake High School and Texas A & M University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
His father before him was a member of the Sour Lake Lions Club for approximately 60 years with perfect attendance. John wanted to do the same and was a Lion for 59 years with almost perfect attendance.
John was a Melvin Jones and Jack Weich Fellow in addition to receiving the International President’s Award for Outstanding Service. John held every office possible in his club and was also a Zone Chair for several years.
He was a very active member in the First Christian Church of Beaumont, TX. He served a tour of duty as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. His life was one of service in every possible area. He will be greatly missed.