Jerry Wayne Zenns , age 68, of Carthage, passed away Friday, (June 12, 2015) at his residence surrounded by his family after long illness.    A graveside service will be 3:00 PM Sunday at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Washburn. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.    A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Arthur Zenns & Florence McKenzie Zenns. He retired after 40 years of service from Don Thomas Construction and Trucking Company as a heavy equipment operator. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his longtime friend Steve "Polecat" Cox.    He is survived by his three daughters, Martha (Dennis) Presley of Carthage, NC, Mary (Gerald) Mabe of Eastwood, NC, Sherry (Dwayne) Howie of Carthage, NC;  one son, Gerald Zenns of Eastwood, NC; two sisters, Linda (Lionel) Bryson of Seven Lakes, NC, and Noreen (Rusty) Oakman of Hope Mills, NC;  nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.   Memorials may be made to: Eastwood Fire Department, 980 Highway 73, West End, NC 27376.   Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is serving the Zenns family.   Condolences:

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  1. sherry I m so sorry to hear about ure dad. you are in my prays . If you would like to talk just email me . jenny

  2. I am going to miss the best brother in the world. He was always willing to help Lionel and me in any way he could over the years. He leaves wonderful daughters who cared for him during his long illness. and I might add son-in- laws and grandchildren. Rest

  3. To my brother Jerry – I already miss you. But we had to let you go, and you are no longer suffering – healed by the Lord in his presence.

    You had been there for your children. And now, they have been there for you. Especially during this last year.

  4. It has been many years since I have seen my cousin Jerry, but I have memories of going to visit in North Carolina and seeing him and his kids. My heartfelt condolences to Martha, Mary, Sherry, Gerald, Linda, Lionel, Noreen and Rusty. Cherish your memories

  5. The family and friends of Mr. Zenns have my sincere condolences. Please find some comfort in knowing that God promises to bring an end to all pain and suffering. Even death will be no more. We will even have a chance to see our dead loved ones again. – Re

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