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Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC

OBITUARY

Gerald "Jerry" Brightwell

September 15, 1950March 20, 2020

Waynesville- Gerald “Jerry” Brightwell, 69 went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Mission Hospital. Jerry was born in Wichita Falls, TX on September 15, 1950, to the late Earl and Eloise Sweatt Brightwell. Jerry loved working with his plants and flowers. He enjoyed photographing mountain waterfalls and target shooting. Most of all Jerry loved spending time with his family, especially his sweetheart, Gloria. Jerry served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.

Jerry is survived by the love of his life for over 40 years, Gloria Bishop Brightwell; daughter, Teresa VanRensselaer; sons, Jeremiah VanRensselaer and Mike Adams (LaShaya); brother, Jody Brightwell (Sharon); sister, Catherine (Kitty) Smith; grandchildren, Jason (Sarah), Travis (Jamie), Faith, Brookstyn, Saban; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Carolyna, and Olivia; niece, Rebecca; nephew Nicholas (Victoria), Michael, Benjamin, and Jacob; great-nieces, Casey (Jordan) and Lydia; and great-nephew, Wyatt.

A private graveside service is planned.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, March 25, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

Gerald "Jerry" Brightwell

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Emily Muse

March 25, 2020

Glo I wanted to offer you my condolence and let you know I am thinking of you.Emily Muse

April Kirkpatrick

March 24, 2020

Gloria, and family , please accept my condolences in your loss.I know you all miss him and cherish the memories you have of Jerry. As your neighbor Gloria i know how much love the two of you had for each other. Please know that I will miss seeing Jerry sitting in his "spot" on the porch.He always had a smile and a cheery hello. April Kirkpatrick

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY