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OBITUARY: Jerry Winfred Tew

Jerry Winfred Tew, 85, of Rockingham passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023 at Richmond County Hospice Haven.

Jerry was the son of the late William Claude and Elsie Upchurch Tew.

He fought for our country as a member of the U.S. Navy. After spending his time in the Navy, he went on to do various jobs: a musician, car salesman and working as maintenance for Fruit of the Loom. He was a member of the Trinity Emmanuel Holliness Church where he attended until sickness struck his body.

He is preceded in death by his parents; as well as his child, Samanthia “Toy” Brabham.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Barbara G. Tew; children, Greg Tew (Lorie), Missy Tew, Renee Tew, Christy Tew, Todi Tew, Shannon Coward; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Kitchen, three nieces and one nephew. There was one special grandson, Braxton Coward, that held a special place in Jerry’s heart.

Services will be held privately at a later date.

Family and friends may visit the family at Greg’s home.

Online condolences may be made at carterfuneral.net.

Carter Funeral Home is assisting the Tew family.

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