LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE DEC. 1: A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at the Christ Church Episcopal on 2000 S. Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89104 at noon for friends and family members.
The Herbst family will also be having a public memorial service for all employees, business partners and extended friends to celebrate his life on Thursday, December 6th from noon to 6PM at our Terrible Herbst Employment Center on 3670 W. Dewey Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89119.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the HELP of Southern Nevada.
Jerry founded the locally owned and operated chain, Terrible Herbst Inc., in 1959, growing the company with the community.
Today, Terrible Herbst owns and operates more than 160 convenience stores, car wash and lube locations throughout Southern Nevada.
Just this summer, the company opened Terrible's Road House, a 50,000-square-foot convenience store and the world's largest Chevron with 96 pumps that now stands as a capstone to Jerry’s remarkable career building a company that has become an integral part of the Southern Nevada community.
In total, Terrible Herbst provides employment to more than 2,300 individuals throughout its numerous organizations.
While best known in the community for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts, that is just the beginning of his impact on Southern Nevada.
Jerry is an inductee into both the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
Along with pioneering the sport, Herbst Motorsports, led by Jerry, has dominated the SCORE and Best in the Desert race tracks with 23 Class 1 event victories, 11 trophy truck event victories and 6 consecutive Class 1 championship victories, to name just a few.
Terrible Herbst’s famous gas-slinging caricature logo is a beloved representation of Jerry’s nickname - “the best bad guy of the West.”
The giant flags, for which Terrible Herbst is known and which symbolize Jerry’s love of country, will be lowered to half-staff in his remembrance at all Terrible Herbst locations beginning tomorrow, November 28. Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.