Jerry Bradford Allred
Jerry Allred, 76, of 984 Birch Creek Dr., Wilmington, died at home Oct. 10, surrounded by his family.
Surviving are his life partner, Edith Steele, children Angela Bergeron of Raleigh, Kevin Allred & Shannon Allred of Wilmington, three grandchildren, Annie, Joey, and Olivia. Sisters Jean Kohl, Eleanor Rich, Helen White, all of Asheboro & Ava Sapp of VA.
Jerry was a proud alumni and supporter of Appalachian State University.
He was a chief of surveying consultations with the N.C. Department of Health & Human Resources in Raleigh for 32 years. He retired to Wilmington where his greatest pleasures were his family, his sailboat, Belle Mer and dancing and traveling with his life partner. In Jan., despite suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, he visited Antarctica, completing his quest to visit all seven continents. He was an avid bird hunter, golfer, gardener, bee-keeper, sky-diver and bird watcher. Jerry was an active member of NC Coastal Federation, Sierra Club, and Friends of the Appalachian Trail and Airlie Gardens. A boyhood fascination with aviation led to his service in the US Air Force.
Memorial donations may be made to the “Parkinson’s Associations of the Carolinas”, C/O Mrs. Peter Chamberlin, 8732 Sedgley Dr., Wilmington, NC. 28412.