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Jerry Nelson Grainger

January 26, 1943 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 78)

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Jerry Nelson Grainger, 78, of Thomasville, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Hinkle Hospice House.

Born January 26, 1943, in Horry County, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Kilby Grainger and the late Retha Strickland Grainger.

Jerry is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Dorothy Jean Hancock Grainger of the home; children, Kent Grainger of High Point, Cheryl Martin (Josh) of Welcome, and Lisa Tysinger of Randleman; step children, Tony Peters and wife Dawn of Lexington, and Anthony Peters of Lexington brothers, Junior Grainger and wife Betty of Tabor City, and Roger Grainger of South Carolina; sisters, Frankie Walker and husband Bill of South Carolina, Faye Hebler and husband Bernie of Randleman, Mavis Chenoweth and husband Neil of Welcome, and Ronnie Mae Brown of Thomasville; grandchildren, Brandon Hedgcock, Ashley Hedgcock. Gage Peters, Logan Peters, Breann Martin, Chloe Peters, Cody Peters, and Katie Martin, and one great-grandson, Lucas Hedgcock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Scotty Grainger, Leo Grainger, and John Grainger.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 13, 2021, in the chapel of Wright Funerals-Cremations.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4615 Dundas Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407.

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Wright Funerals-Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

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Memorial Service
February 13, 2021

2:00 PM
Wright Chapel
1720 Westchester Dr.
High Point, NC 27262

Visitation Following The Service

Wright Funerals-Cremations
1720 Westchester Drive
High Point, NC 27262


Alzheimer's Association
4615 Dundas Dr., Greensboro NC 27407

Hospice of Davidson County
200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292

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