Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, and went on to a successful career in banking, retiring after 28 years as a trust officer with BB&T.
Jerry is survived by his wife Bettie Jean Morris and two daughters Neisha Holley of Whiteville and Kirsten Biddix of Durham. Also surviving are three brothers, Gary Phillips of Woodleaf, Dale Phillips of Graham and Randy Phillips of Mebane ; two sisters Tammy Fogleman of Graham and Cindy Briggs of Roxboro ; three stepchildren, Robyn Hines, Nicole Stinnett and Kimberly Creech and nine grandchildren.
Memorial services were Oct. 26, 2013 at Pearce Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Cottrell officiating. Entombment is at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Jerry’s family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions to Hospice of Wake County would be appreciated. See www.hospiceofwake.org