He was born Nov. 15, 1938 to Norman A. and Maxine Strieber Gerhardt.
Jimmy worked for the State of California for many years and was a veteran.
He is survived by his brother, Bob (Nancy) Gerhardt, of Goliad.
Memorials may be made in Jimmy's honor to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Grace Funeral Home Chapel (361-645-3216) in Goliad.