Last week we lost Jerry Laizure. He was a legend in the Oklahoma photo community and one of the best people you could have ever met.
Always helpful and witty, Jerry made every assignment easier and a lot of fun.
Once you were part of Jerry’s club (and just about everybody was), he would do anything to help you, even at the expense of doing his own job. For many out-of-town photographers who had shoots in Norman, Jerry was their first call for information or assistance.
Jerry’s signature look was the Hawaiian shirt. And many of the hundreds of people who attended his memorial service last Saturday wore a Hawaiian shirt in his honor. Some of the photographers there gathered briefly for the photo below.
I, and the rest of our department, are very sad to have lost him. We miss Jerry already.