Jerry Manuel Passmore, 74, of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, passed away suddenly at Florida Hospital Celebration, Celebration, Florida on August 7, 2018. Jerry was a beautiful, loving, generous soul–a wonderful man, husband, father, brother, son-in-law, friend, senior advocate, colleague and a visionary leader. His youthful spirit, charisma, brilliance and boundless energy instantly drew people to him, yet it was his kindness, thoughtfulness, selflessness, strength and sincerity that defined his being. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife Jill Vernarsky Passmore; son Jerry Manuel Passmore, Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter Elizabeth Passmore Fleming and her husband Bradley of Batam, Indonesia; grandchildren Aspen, Kenan, Asher and Halia Fleming of Batam, Indonesia; brother Joe Dean Passmore and his wife Carolyn of Missouri City, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Paige Vernarsky; mother-in-law Ruth Ward, her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren John, Suzanne, Liam and Melanie Evans; father-in-law Banner Shoe; sister-in-law Terrie Pearce and husband Jay; nephew Jeffery Hobbs and wife Lynn and family, nephew Steven Hobbs, wife Rachiel and daughter Kathy; niece Deanna Dickson, husband AJ and daughters Clarissa and Danielle; niece Joelyn Zamarron, husband Jason and daughter Chloe; niece Jaime Williams; niece Lindsay Arnold, husband Craig and son Camden; niece Alexandra Pearce; many other family, friends and colleagues; and his beloved Kitty Prada.
Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Deena Ward Passmore, his father Manuel Passmore, his mother Edna Oris Passmore, his sister Katherine Sue Mitchell, his mother-in-law Betty Shoe and father-in-law Robert “Bob” Ward.
Jerry’s Memorial Service and a Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2 PM at the Jerry M. Passmore Center 103 Meadowlands Drive Hillsborough, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center 103 Meadowlands Drive/ PO Box 8181 Hillsborough, NC 27278.