Jeremy Lane Church, age 25, of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. Born March 24, 1997 in Watauga County, he was a son of Charles and Kelly Schindler Church. Jeremy was a carefree, fun loving free spirit who always had a smile on his face. He enjoyed any type of outdoor activity, including hiking the local trails, river kayaking and skateboarding, but his favorite activity was taking his dog Loki for a run. He is survived by his mother and father, Charles 'Chuck' and Kelly; brothers, Kevin Church and fiancé, Lauren, of Vilas and Matthew Church and fiancé, Nichole of Zionville; his paternal grandmother, Betty Church of Sugar Grove; maternal grandparents, Michael and Janeene Ross of Vilas; uncles, Joel Church of Valle Crucis and Ralph Church and wife, Amy, of Sugar Grove; and great-uncles, Roy Hodges of Vilas and Jerry Grindstaff of Vilas. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousin also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Church. A Celebration of Life service for Jeremy will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Watauga Humane Society, Post Office Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607. Online condolences may be shared at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Church family.