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Jerry Ray Cruse

August 19, 1938 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 82)


Jerry Ray Cruse 82 of Newton died Friday, July 9, 2021 at Catawba Valley Living at Rock Barn. Born Friday, August 19th, 1938 he was the son of Woodrow Wilson Cruse and Catherin Lucille Cruse.  

Two daughters Terry Cruse Chapman and spouse Bill Chapman of Claremont, and Kelly Cruse Rife and spouse Mike of Troutman; a son Randy D. Cruse and spouse Dinah of Connelly Springs; and six grandchildren Bret Butler, Jordan Cruse, Rachel Poston, India Cruse, Kasey Rife and Haley Rife; and one great-grandchild Cameron Poston survive him.

In addition to his parents Woodrow Wilson Cruse and Catherin Lucille Cruse; his wife Margie Cruse; a daughter Cindy Butler; son-in-law Willie Butler; and a brother Louis M. Cruse preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be at 11:00A.M. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Catawba Memorial Park with Pastor Aaron Causby officiating. 

Please sign the online guestbook at The Cruse family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

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Graveside Service
July 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Catawba Memorial Park

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