Jerry Lane Chisenhall

December 10, 1931 - September 6, 2021
Jerry Lane Chisenhall

Jerry Lane Chisenhall, age 89, of Wilmington, NC, sadly passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on September 6, 2021.

Jerry was born on December 10, 1931 to Thomas and Martha Chisenhall in Freeman Spur, IL.

Jerry led a full and exciting life. He played professional baseball for the Class D Washington Senators. He also joined the Navy and fought for our country in the Korean War. Jerry used the G.I. bill he received from the military to attend the University of Tennessee, where he ultimately met his wife, Sarah. Jerry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and went to work for DuPont for 28 years. When Jerry wasn’t working, he enjoyed keeping his yard in tip top shape, and he was always known for having the finest landscaping in the neighborhood. He also loved hunting and fishing; ruffed grouse and blue gill on the fly were his favorite. Jerry also took time to relax and go on trips with his best of friends, “The Beach Bunch”. They would travel down to watch and bet on the Kentucky Derby, then continue on with a week at the beach. There, Jerry and his Beach Bunch would play at least 2 rounds of golf per day, a sport he very much enjoyed. When Jerry wasn’t golfing or working on his lawn, he could be found with his sidekick, Hannah, his furry best friend.

Jerry is survived by his wife Sarah Chisenhall, his son Stephen Chisenhall, his brother Wayne Chisenhall, and some very special friends. He is preceded in death by both his parents, his brother, Ronald “Ronnie” Chisenhall, and his beloved dog and friend, Hannah.

There will be a Memorial Service to remember Jerry at a later date.

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  • September 10, 2021
    Sue Riggs says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Chisenhall's passing. You and your family are in my prayers at this most difficult time.

  • September 10, 2021
    Charles & Margie Cheatham says:
    Sarah and Steven, We are so sorry in your loss of Jerry and your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  • September 12, 2021
    Charles (Chuck) Campbell says:
    I worked with Jerry at DuPont and he frequently would come to our area. He was always smiling and his happiness rubbed off on everyone. Prayers and Peace be with you and family.

  • September 12, 2021
    Floyd Palmer says:
    I worked for Jerry in the Powerhouse in the seventies. I will never forget our long talks about life and overcoming obstacles. Also, the positive comments Sarah always made about my son. My prayers and condolences to Sarah and the family.

  • September 13, 2021
    William J Maney says:
    Many many good memories of work and friendly relationships. Jerry was one of my favorite people !