Jerry Gray Hamby, 81, of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brady Hayworth officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Hamby was born Sept. 7, 1937, in Wilkes County to Arvill Henson and Pearl Claudine Rhymer Hamby. He retired from Carolina Mirror after 37 years of service. Mr. Hamby joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in 1958 and became a deacon in 1967, where he served until his death.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Hamby.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Parsons Hamby of the home; two daughters, Cheryl Church and husband, Scott, of Wilkesboro and Angela Gray Hamby, missing since October 1982; two grandchildren, Adrienne Church and Elizabeth Cooke; one great-grandchild, Julian Aoki; and a sister, Brenda Trivette of North Wilkesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Wade Parsons, 240 McGlamery Road, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030.

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