Obituary for Jerry Warfield
Jerry Leo Warfield entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Novant Health Mathews Medical Center in Matthews, NC. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsbluff with Rev. Brandon Yuill and Rev. Doug Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service time at the church. Memorials may be given to Bethel Baptist Church.
Jerry was born January 27, 1929 to Alpha and Irene Warfield in Bartley, NE. He graduated from Bartley High School. Jerry married his wife, Glema Maye Winters, on June 26, 1953 and was married for 45 years before her passing.
He worked 26 years at United Telephone Service (Sprint) in Scottsbluff. He also managed mobile home parks in Scottsbluff and North Platte. He and his wife were active at Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsbluff and Calvary Baptist Church in North Platte where Jerry sang in many choirs, sang solos, directed congregational singing and taught Sunday School for many years. He taught himself to play 18 musical instruments, sang in a Barber Shop group, was a Ham Radio operator (K0DFO), played pool and was always sharing jokes and laughs with others. Jerry and Glema ministered to nursing home residents in North Platte for several years.
He moved to Matthews, NC in 2014 near his daughter, Jenny. There he enjoyed playing Bingo, sharing a “Howdy Doody” with his many friends and staff at Carrington Place Living Center, and eating at Captain D’s with his sons.
He is survived by sons, Ron of Newport News, VA, Joe (Kathy) of Oklahoma City, OK, Jeff (Sandra) of Scottsbluff and Jay (Colleen) of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Jenny (John) of Matthews, NC; six grandchildren: Nate (Melissa) Haines, Bethany, Anna, Sarah Haines, Brian (Misty) Warfield and Alicia Thompson; and seven great-grandchildren: Noah, Carter and Harrison Warfield, Josiah, Esther and Caleb Thompson and Adelaide Haines.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Chester; wife, Glema; and daughter-in-law, Angee (Joe) Warfield.