Jerry Wayne Young

June 12, 1964January 11, 2021

JERRY WAYNE YOUNG JUNE 12, 1964 -JANUARY 11, 2021 Jerry Wayne Young, 56, of Hildebran, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Burke Hospice, Valdese following a recent illness.

Jerry was born June 12, 1964 in Catawba County to Wayne Luther Young and Beverly Jean Abernathy Young. He was preceded in death by a brother Charles Leroy Wright.

Jerry was presently and widely known for the J W Plumbing Co. LLC that he owned and operated mostly in Burke and Catawba Counties. We would like to thank his faithful Employees for their years of service. Also, thanks to his many Customers and Suppliers.

Jerry may be remembered for his years at East Burke High School where he played Football, Basketball and Golf. For many years he continued to enjoy playing Golf often winning in local tournaments.

In addition to his Parents Jerry is survived by a Brother Dean Young and wife Terri and their 2 sons Jacob Young of Hildebran, and Jordan Young and wife Sarah and baby Madeline of Morganton, a Sister Norma Brim, and her daughter Brandi Smith and husband, Jason and their two daughters, Lael and Addison, all of Winston Salem. Also, Jerry had a very special friend, Julie McGinnis of Granite Falls.

We would like to thank the staffs of both Merci Hospital, Charlotte and Burke Hospice, Valdese for the special Care they gave Jerry.

Due to Covid-19 no public service is scheduled at this time.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P. O Box 1505 Hickory, NC 28603.

The Young Family is under the care of Catawba Funeral Home.


  • Wayne Luther Young, Father
  • Beverly Jean Young, Mother
  • Dean Young (Terri), Brother
  • Jacob Young, Nephew
  • Jordan Young (Sarah), Nephew
  • Madeline Young, Great Niece
  • Norma Brim, Sister
  • Brandi Smith (Jason), Niece
  • Lael Smith, Great Niece
  • Addison Smith, Great Niece
  • Julie McGinnis, Special Friend

  • The Gideons International


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Troy Sudderth

January 13, 2021

Jerry was a great teamate and a good friend. He always had that smile that made you smile back. He will be missed

EJ Johnson

January 13, 2021

Hey guys. I feel like I don’t need to say much. You all know how I felt about him. Our childhood was the best anyone could ever imagine mostly because of the Christian homes in which we grew up. I will always remember the sports and staying in that pool until we looked like prunes. He made me better at sports even though I could never compete at his level. I will always think of him as a mentor and big brother substitute for me. I love all of you and thank all of you for having such a positive impact in my life.

David & Gaynell King

January 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss of Jerry Wayne. Prayers to all of you. He will be missed by his family, his friends and the service he provided thru his plumbing business in the community and surrounding communities.

Iona Ward

January 13, 2021

Mr & Mrs Young I would like to express my deepest condolences at the passing of your Son. May God feel the void in your lives with precious memories and comfort each of you.
~Iona Carswell Ward

Ella Rae Brittain Matthews

January 12, 2021

Dear Jean and Wayne, Dean and Norma
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Teresa Abernathy

January 12, 2021

Dear Jean and Wayne, Norma and Dean,

I was so very sad to hear about Jerry Wayne. We spent many good years at Custom Plumbing. Jerry was always my voice of calm during stressful situations. I had great respect for his knowledge and calm demeanor. When I last spoke with him, he joked about retiring. I wish I would have known that it was to be our last conversation; I would have said so many things and thanked him for his friendship. I loved him as a brother.

Till we meet again.....

Teresa Abernathy

P.S. If there's golf in heaven (and I'm sure there is) I can see Jerry on the green enjoying a few rounds with the guys...