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Jerry Edward Halstead

May 19, 1944 — February 21, 2024


Jerry Edward Halstead, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 19, 1944, passed away at Mission Hospital on February 21, 2024. He was a man of many passions and pursuits that defined his remarkable life.

Jerry's love for adventure led him to serve proudly in the U.S. Army, embodying dedication and selflessness in his military service. Beyond his professional commitments, he found solace and joy in various hobbies and interests. Jerry was an ordained elder with the Seventh Adventist Day Church, where his faith and spirituality guided him throughout his days.  A true outdoorsman, Jerry found peace in nature through activities like horseback riding, hunting, and fishing. Jerry was also an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed rides throughout the mountains.  His sharp eye for beauty extended to photography, a passion through which he captured countless moments of significance and wonder.  Among his proudest accomplishments was the ability to create lasting memories with those he loved. Jerry's fondness for exploration took him to numerous destinations, from the serene shores of Alaska and Hawaii to the vibrant cultures of Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, and Canada. However, perhaps closest to his heart were the peaceful picnics enjoyed on his houseboat in Arkansas—a sanctuary of tranquility that brought him immense happiness.

In every facet of his life, Jerry demonstrated unwavering love and commitment to his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 beautiful years, Lorelei Halstead; their two daughters, Christine Halstead Buckner and Melissa Frisella with her husband James; son Timothy Halstead; caring sister Diana Jones and her husband David; nieces Dana Dennis with her husband Richard and Dawn Pittman with her husband Bobby; as well as five cherished grandchildren: Gabriella Frisella, Corey Wilson, Brennan Howard, Gage Buckner, and Jaylen Jackson.

Jerry's journey may have come to an end, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His warm smile, adventurous soul, and unwavering love will be fondly remembered by family, friends, and all who were touched by his extraordinary presence. May he rest in peace knowing that he leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will endure for generations to come.

The care of Mr. Halstead has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Candler.

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