ROBBINSVILLE – Jerry Jumper passed away early on the morning of April 3, 2013 after an extended illness, he was 69 years old. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Graham County in the Cheoah Township.
Jerry was the son of the late Bessie Smoker Jumper and Henry W. Jumper, and was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Jumper and Joe Jumper, and a sister, Betsy George.
Jerry is survived by his brother Willie Jumper and his sister Anna Belle Welch both of Robbinsville. He is also survived by his three children: his daughter, Phyllis Elaine Jumper, and his two sons, Ricky Jumper and Nathan Jumper, all of Robbinsville; three grandchildren: Shantel Teesateskie, Lyle Jumper, and T.C. Jumper, all of Robbinsville; four great-grandchildren: Kaniya Teesateskie, Kyzik Teesateskie, Cassidy Sudderth, and Wesley Jumper, all of Robbinsville. Jerry is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews all of the Robbinsville area, and a special “granddaughter,” Melissa Seay of Robbinsville.
A visitation was held at the Little Snowbird Baptist Church on Friday, April 5 and continued until the afternoon service on the following day, Saturday, April 6. The Rev. Scott Murray and Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiated. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers were Lyle Jumper, Steve Mathis, T.C. Jumper, Kenny Jumper, Kenny Garrett, and Melvin Wachacha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Memory of Jerry Jumper to assist the family with funeral expenses, and can be sent to: PO Box 2111, Robbinsville, NC 28771.