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Jerry Jerone Doby

October 23, 1935 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 84)


Jerry Jerone Doby passed away peacefully on September 10th, 2020.  He was born October 23, 1935 in Thomasville, NC to the late Avery and Ella Doby.

Surviving is his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Martha Wilson Doby; sons Chris (Tracy) of Thomasville and Patrick (Maggie) of State College, PA.  Jerry was an amazing Papa to his adoring grandchildren Alyssa, Ryan and Ella. He is also survived by brothers Maxie Doby, Sherrill (Lynne) Doby and Paul Doby along with a multitude of nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Donnie and Richard Doby; brothers-in-law Joe, Bobbie and Furman Wilson and sisters-in-law, Betty Doby, Helen Doby, Helen Wilson, Ginny Wilson and Ruth Wilson.

Jerry graduated from Fair Grove High School in 1954.  After high school he attended Gardner Webb College where he played end on the football team.  Jerry was a pilot in the U.S. Navy before completing his education at High Point College.

Jerry and Martha were lifelong members of Bethel United Methodist Church in Thomasville.

Jerry’s career was spent in the furniture business, primarily with Clarendon Industries in High Point.  He had a passion for all sports, but his true love was attending Thomasville Bulldog football games with a long-time group of friends.  Jerry found joy in the outdoors.  He could be found most weekends on his tractor tending to his land.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Bethel United Methodist Church, 508 Fisher Ferry, Thomasville NC 27360. 

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