Jerry Slaughter Kinton Sr.
July 11, 1940 – March 23, 2020
Jerry Slaughter Kinton Sr., age 79, a resident of Kernersville died Monday, March 23, 2020 at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center. He was born on July 11, 1940, son of the late Bob Samuel Kinton and Bertha Slaughter Kinton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Charles Kinton, a sister, Annette Kinton Parchman, and a brother, Melvin Bob Kinton. Jerry was a man of faith. He accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior at age 11. He enjoyed listening to the radio broadcast, "Thru the Bible," with J. Vernon McGee. His favorite music was southern gospel. He was an active church member of New Journey Fellowship. He and his wife, Barbara, hosted their weekly men’s Bible study. Jerry also loved to travel. As a profession, he was a long distance truck driver for Pilot Freight Carriers for over 20 years, which took him all over the country. Personally, he loved visiting National Parks especially Yellowstone and Glacier National. He also really enjoyed his fishing trips to Cape Hatteras back when the Outerbanks hardly had any roads. He was a big nature lover and enjoyed bird watching. He really loved gardening and had a green thumb especially with his prized tomatoes. Jerry was a faithful husband and a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a very generous man. If his family needed anything, he would put their needs above his. He was known and loved for his good sense of humor and deep faith and biblical convictions. He knew he was a saved sinner loved by God and his love for Jesus impacted everyone around him. Funeral services will be held at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel by Pastor Tim Blackburn on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm. The service will be live streamed on New Journey Fellowship’s Facebook page to follow state and CDC regulations in effect due to COVID-19. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Barbara Crissman Kinton; 3 children, Wendy Kinton Poole (Steve), Jerry Slaughter Kinton Jr. (Sharon), and Martha Kinton Weston (Marc); 19 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Arrangements are by Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel in Greensboro, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please go to http://donate.novanthealth.org/Winston-Salem Towards the bottom of the page, you can state In Memory of Jerry S. Kinton, Sr. Checks also may be mailed to: Heather Egan, CFRE, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation, 1701 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston Salem, NC 27103.
- Private Family Service Thursday, March 26, 2020
Jerry Slaughter Kinton Sr.
March 26, 2020
Barbara, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Everyone who had the privilege of knowing Jerry will miss him but in our hearts we know he is in a better place and not in pain. We always enjoyed visiting with you and Jerry, sharing coffee, baked goodies, and trucking stories. We have sweet memories. Love and prayers, Daisie and Freddie. .
Heloisa De Carli
March 26, 2020
We visited Jerry and Barbara two years ago from Brazil and had the chance to meet a sweet godly couple who received us in the warmth of a true christian home. Those few hours together were worth a lifetime of simplicity, kindness and strength of the gospel of Jesus. I praise God to have met them and pray for the Lord to comfort Barbara and her family. It is so peaceful to know that Jerry is in the presence of our Lord now! 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14
March 25, 2020
Remembering a Special Man - Papa Jerry
I am at a lost for words and I don't know what to say to comfort Mama Barbara and the rest of our family. All I could do is pray for us. In time, we will be able to share wonderful memories that will keep Papa Jerry alive in our hearts and minds, and he will continue to live on through us.
I admired Papa Jerry for his faith and his strength of character. I feel so blessed to have known Papa Jerry and became a part of his family. He welcomed me as his own daughter. He inspired me to be a better Christian and I learned a lot from him. He was a man of few words but his advice and words of wisdom were powerful. Papa Jerry was always generous with his time and love. He was a great listener and always knew the right words to say. I will always remember his fondness for apple fritters and upside down cake.
I will forever treasure the simple things he did to show he cared and the wisdom he shared and the jokes he told. I will continue to be inspired by the actions he took and the things he said while he was still alive.
My heart is broken because I lost another father but I find solace knowing Papa Jerry is no longer suffering and he is now with Jesus Christ. I already miss you Papa Jerry. You are loved and will be missed forever.
Until I see you again Papa Jerry,
"1 Corinthians 1:3 - Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."