Dr. Jerry Gundersheimer originally hails from Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Miami, Florida, where he was (and remains) a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He graduated from Florida State University (a rabid Seminoles fan, too!) with his Bachelor’s in Psychology, then received his Master of Psychology degree from Virginia Tech. After moving to Houston, he decided optometry was his true calling, and he enrolled at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
He has been practicing in Sherman since 1986, is a past president of the Sherman Noon Lions Club, and you might have seen him on stage in various roles for the Sherman Community Players. He has also served on the boards for the Sherman Community Players, the Sherman Chamber of Commerce, and the Walmart National Vision Advisory Council. He and his wife Debbie attend Fusion Bible Church, and together they have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.
Dr. Gundersheimer has been serving the vision needs of individuals in northern Texas and southern Oklahoma for over 27 years. He has been voted “Best Optometrist in Texoma” for the last 5 consecutive years. He has devoted himself to the vision care of needy schoolchildren and has provided countless eye examinations and glasses through the benefaction of the Sherman Noon Lions Club. He and the club are available for vision screenings at any campus or area-wide health event.
When he’s not examining eyes, he is an avid keyboard player—having copywritten over 200 songs, and penning a rock musical entitled DROCKula. His other hobbies include photography, acting, and writing.
With regard to the latter, Dr. G recently completed his first fiction novel, Face of the Bell Witch: A Brody Whitaker Novel, which should be available soon on-line and through his office. It’s a story about the lengths that a widower—and gifted medium—goes to for his daughter, after a botched robbery he accidentally witnesses places the two of them in life-or-death jeopardy, including a close encounter with the Bell Witch of Tennessee (one of the most famous and enduring of American ghost stories). (Check back on this site toward the spring for links on how to find and purchase the novel, and Dr. Gundersheimer will be delighted to autograph any copy brought by the office or purchased there.)