Jerry Wayne Hardy, age 52, of Roby Watson Road, Deep Gap, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his home. Born August 19, 1967 in Watauga County, he was a son of Bynum Jack Hardy, Jr. and the late Jean Sharon Miller Hardy. Jerry was a member of Proffit's Grove Baptist Church. An avid outdoorsman, Jerry enjoyed fishing and searching the woods for ginseng. He held a special place in his heart for all animals. Most days Jerry would be found reading western books, but his favorite book to study was his Bible.
Jerry is survived by his father, B. J. Hardy, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Deep Gap; sister, Debra Mast and fiancé, Gene Blakeman, of Todd; nephews, Brent Presnell and wife, Hannah, and Michael Hardy and fiancé, Becky Norris, all of Todd, Brandon Presnell and wife, Keneitha, of Valle Crucis, and Derek Eggers of Mountain City; great-nephews, Zane Presnell of Todd and Lane Presnell of Valle Crucis; his grandfather, Clayton Miller of Todd step-sister, Dina Rose Carlton of Deep Gap; and step-great-niece, Deovion Norris of Todd.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Miller Hardy and sister, Ruth Hardy Lewis.
Graveside services for Jerry Wayne Hardy will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is assist with expenses.
Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hardy family.