George Jerry Venable

Published 12:38 pm Monday, October 19, 2015

Mr. George Jerry Venable, 74, of Advance died Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015 at Croatan Ridge Nursing Home in Newport with family at his side.

He was born Nov. 4, 1940 in Charlotte to George Curtis and Mary Prather Venable. Mr. Venable graduated from Myers Park High School in 1958 and from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1965. He served in the Air Force Air National Guard for six years. Mr. Venable worked his professional career for Wachovia/Wells Fargo.  He began in Asheboro, in the time payment department and retired as a senior vice president in Winston-Salem.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Christina Beachley;  a nephew, Jeff Miller; and a great-nephew, Sam Berg.

Surviving: his wife of 53 years, Agnes McKee Venable of the home; 2 sons, Charles J. Venable (Louella) of Raleigh and Mark C. Venable (Nicole) of Jamestown; 5 grandsons, Jeffrey, Jonathan and Jackson of Raleigh and Jacob and Nicholas of Jamestown; 4 sisters, Billie Sessoms (Bill) of Durham, Diane Venable of Pittsboro, Carol Shelton of Cary and Vickie Beachley of Lewisville; numerous nieces and nephews and his four-legged friends, Ozzie, Julie and Sugar.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 5018 US 158, Advance, with the Rev. Jerry Webb officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials: Hillsdale UMC Soup Ministry; Alzheimer’s Association of Charlotte, 4600 Park Rd. Suite 250, Charlotte,   28209; or Continuum Home Care/Hospice, 1505 South Glenburnie Rd., Market Place Unit M, New Bern,   28562.