Jerry Wayne Horne, 78, of Shallotte, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Mr. Horne was born Nov. 26, 1935, in Phenix City, Ala., a son of the late Bruce and Eula Mae Horne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ann Horne.
He served proudly in the U.S. Army, National Guard and civil service for more than 37 years. He was the recipient of the William H. Kushnick Award.
Surviving are his daughters, Melisse Tidwell of Shallotte and Jennifer Smith (Ernie) of Ash; and three grandchildren, Briley, Caroline and Ben.
Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, in Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he was a member, by the Rev. Darrin Locklear. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday evening, July 24, at the funeral home.
Casket bearers were Charlie Smith, Scott Dutton, Ernie Smith, Briley Tidwell, Kevin Jackson and Mark Hughes.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.