Jerry Bradford Allred

January 8, 1932 - October 10, 2008
Jerry Bradford Allred

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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.

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  • October 12, 2008
    George Ennis Swain says:
    Kevin, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. Realizing it is a great loss to you, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family. Your past surveying friend, G. Ennis Swain

  • October 12, 2008
    Frank and Jeanne Bua says:
    Jerry's zest for life was so apparent, even in his later years, when we became aquainted. Frank and I hope that the memories that you've had together will sustain you and bring a smile to your faces. Our prayers will be with you as you meet each challenging day without your loved one. Love, Frank and Jeanne Bua

  • October 14, 2008
    Antonio E. Puente says:
    A man of integrity and full of life. He worked hard to the very, very end to enjoy and squeeze life for every ounce it was worth. His courage during his ardous fight with Parkinson's and Lewy Body was a beacon to all of us. He will be missed.

  • October 14, 2008
    Lee & Bill Mintzell says:
    Dear Edie Bill and I send you our deepest sympathy on your loss. We've met at the Parkinsons support group and the Caretaker meetings. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Fondly, Lee & Bill Mintzell

  • October 13, 2008
    Sharon W Newby says:
    Just wanted to let all of you know we are all thinking of you during this difficut time. Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. I know that lost feeling in your heart hurts deeply. I still miss Dad and think of him every day. I wanted you to know one of our patients told me I looked like " Brad" one time,she told me she had known all the "Allreds from Franklinville" I 'll never forget the weekend I spent with Uncle Jerry & Uncle Henry @ Applachian when I was probably about 10 or so, I thought I was a "grown up"!Again you are all in my heart. I send these thoughts from Mother also. She has had a rough year. It has been tough for her to adjust without Dad. She sends her love to you all. She was talking yesterday about growing up in Fl and all the good times they had as children. Take care , Much love, Sharon