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Official Obituary of

Jerry Wilson Clinard

June 20, 1942 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Jerry Clinard Obituary

Mr. Jerry Wilson Clinard, 81, of Clemmons, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at the Kate

B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born on June 20, 1942, in Davidson

County, Thomasville, N.C. to the late Woodrow Wilson Clinard and Mary Guin Clinard and was

of the Baptist faith. On August 17, 1963, he married Betty Sullivan, who survives of the home;

also surviving is a daughter, Mandy Clinard Messer and son-in-law Roy Messer, of Mint Hill, N.C.

He graduated from Pilot High School and attended New Port News Shipbuilding and as part of

its curriculum, he participated in building of the Enterprise; afterwards he was employed by

Thomasville Furniture Industries and was selected to be a part of a four-year journeyman

program by the N.C. Department of Labor. He retired from Thomasville Furniture Industries

after 45 years of service.

He loved his church and through the years was very active serving on just about every

committee from Sunday School Superintendent (as it was called back then), Sunday School

Teacher, Deacon (serving as chairman on several occasions), Finance, Nominating, By-Laws,

Adult Choir, and others.

Jerry loved life and people. While at Pilot High School, he was chosen by his classmates as

having the “Best Personality” and “Best All Around.” He was part of the Pilot Volunteer Fire

Department, where he served in many capacities. He enjoyed farming, working in his yard,

being outdoors, and playing the game of golf. In the late 80’s, he was becoming an avid golfer.

He succeeded in getting his wife to love the game and they began playing in couple

tournaments at their local club as well as at playing in their favorite “Mixer in the Mountain”

event at the Waynesville Country Club and Inn.

We want to say a special thank you to the Williams Wing at Kate B. Reynold Hospice Home for

their care and compassion they gave to Jerry.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2024 at Noon, at Rich Fork Baptist Church,

3993 Old Highway 29, Thomasville, N.C. 27360 with the Rev. Michael Bowers officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Prior to the funeral service visitation will be held

at Rich Fork Baptist Church from 11AM to 12PM. Memorials may be directed to Rich Fork

Baptist Church or to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, N.C.


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March 29, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Rich Fork Baptist Church
3993 Old US Highway 29
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

12:00 PM
Rich Fork Baptist Church (Thomasville, N.C)


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