BELMONT - Gerald "Jerry" Wesley Whitesides, 69, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at Robin Johnson Hospice House.
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Born in Mecklenburg County, he is the son of Ruth Helms Whitesides and the late John Wesley Whitesides. Jerry was a hard working family man and was an avid NASCAR fan. He retired from the Cookson Company after many years of dedicated service.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife Brenda Cromer Whitesides of the home; children Brian Whitesides and wife Teresa of Bel-mont, Rick Whitesides and wife Jeannie of Blacksburg, S.C., Teresa Allen of Va., Wanda Nodine and husband Donnie of Spartanburg, S.C., Johnny Kirk of Spartanburg; brothers Michael (Darlene), Roger (Linda), Bruce (Karen), Kenneth and Johnny Whitesides; sister Patricia Criswell; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his father, Jerry was preceded in death by a sister Dianne Harris.
A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Bumgardner Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Gardens.
Arrangements are with McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 30, 2012