FORBES Jerry Lee August 30, 2019 Jerry Lee Forbes, died August 30, 2019 in Salem, Va., following a long illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in North Carolina, Jerry graduated from Brevard College and the University of North Carolina. He served in the United States Army in Germany. Jerry was an artist, exhibiting both paintings and sculpture in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and other public and private collections. He worked in the Advertising field for many years. He was an avid fisherman and a loyal, unapologetic fan of Tarheel's basketball. He was predeceased by his parents, Mildred Fulp Forbes and Luther Sanderlin Forbes. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kate Russell Forbes; his daughter, Ellen Forbes Stick and her husband Greg Stick; his son, Thomas Sanderlin Forbes; his grandaughters, Emily Kate Copenhaver Stick and Megan Joann Forbes; his grandsons, Michael Stick and Joshua Stick. Also surviving are his sisters, June Forbes Joyner, Kathy Forbes Banker and her husband Mark Tollie Banker; and his brother, John David Forbes and his wife Diane Forbes; and special nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Noodle; and a host of old friends and motley fishing buddies. Heartfelt thanks to special caregivers, Linda Witt, who lovingly cared for him for many months, and Kim Chambers, who also brought him much comfort. Also, we are thankful for the extraordinary care he received at the Virginia Veterans Care Center. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at Jennette's Pier, milepost 16.5, Nags Head, N.C. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation, 13 Skyline Rd., Kitty Hawk, N.C., 27949
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