Jerry Wayne Needham

jerry needham

Jerry Wayne Needham, 72, of Carthage, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Jerry was a native of Moore County. He served his country in the National Guard Reserves Armor Division. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and pa. 

Jerry was the son of late James (Jim) Calvin and Grace Williamson Needham. He was preceded in death by his brothers James Needham, Leon Needham, and brother-in-law Bobby Hooker. Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Brewer Needham; two sons Billy and Robert Needham; daughter Amanda (Joe) Whitlock; granddaughters Brittany (Christian) Breedlove, Kyleigh and Kasey Whitlock; and great-grandchildren John, Amelia, and Waylan; four sisters Shirley Hooker, Maxine Needham, Nancy (Bud) Cummings, Virginia (Steve) Harris; sister-in-laws Marie Needham and Gearlene Needham; and many nieces and nephews that he loved deeply. 

Jerry was a lifelong farmer who always enjoyed working alongside his family. The love that Jerry had for farming was what he passed on to his sons. He was always ready to help a neighbor and passed that love on to his daughter. He had a big contagious laugh and loved to pick with everyone. Jerry’s joy in life was his three granddaughters that he spoiled every day. His devotion to his wife, Wanda, was without bounds. Jerry leaves behind a legacy of hard work and unconditional love for his family. 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Brian Goard and Reverend Brad Marona officiating. The family will receive friends  prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 PM in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FHC Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28327 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Needham family.

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Funeral Service: July 10, 2022 4:00 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327


Visitation: July 10, 2022 2:00 pm - September 21, 2023 3:45 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327


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  1. May the Lord comfort you in this time of passing of your love one .I will be praying for you all.

  2. So sorry for your loss! Jerry was a fine man, and will be missed. Love and prayers to you all.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Jerry was a good friend and we have many special memories of our time spent with him.

  4. John&kay Robbins: Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God give your family his peace, that is beyond our human understanding.

  5. Sad to learn of Jerry’s passing. Sympathy and prayers for the family. Prayers for comfort and peace for you all.

  6. So sorry to hear about Jerrys passing, I went to school with him, very good man.Prayers for the family.

  7. Jerry was a great man every one that met him loved him, He was so good to me and Dale when we first got married he was always there to lift a hand and help us he will be truly missed by Family and Friends. Praying for all of you and love ya, Dale and Nancy Brown

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