BURLINGTON, N.C. - Jerry Wayne Rudd, 69, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Twin Lakes Memory Care, surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of 47 years to Katherine Maness Rudd, who survives.
Jerry was a tobacco farmer for over 20 years and the Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic States for over 10 years with American Agrisurance. He was the owner and operator of Rudd's Berry Patch from '95 until 2002. Jerry also served on the board of Alamance Farmers Mutual for several years. He was a member of Long's Chapel Christian Church.
He was a 1962 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
, serving during the Vietnam War
. Jerry was a former Wildlife Officer and he loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, taking trips out west to hunt big game. Jerry was a past member of the Bingham Lodge, Scottish Rite and a Shriner. Daddy, as he was known by his children, was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Maness Rudd, of the home; daughters, Kimery "Kim" Braxton and husband Mike of Graham, Kristen "Kris" Rudd of Mebane, Kelly Bollinger and husband Daniel of Burlington and Karen Morris and husband Allen of Stokes; grandchildren, Malissa Braxton, Amy Carnes, Elton Carnes, Jesse Money, Jerrie Bollinger, Levi Bollinger, Alley Morris and Adam Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Lee Rudd and Ethel Stanley Rudd.
Jerry's family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of Twin Lakes Memory Care for their kind and compassionate care.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Long's Chapel Christian Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at other times at his daughter's, Kelly Rudd Bollinger, on Sandy Cross Road.
Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Memory Care, 3810 Heritage Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com