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Jerry Venable

August 2, 1946 — April 9, 2022


Canton – Jerry Dewane Venable, 75, passed away on Saturday April 9, 2022 at CarePartners Hospice in Asheville.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son on the late Cletus and Lois Nelson Venable.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Venable.  Jerry enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, camping and watching sports, westerns, and the stock market.  He was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church.  Jerry was a United States Navy veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Venable, of Canton; a son, Jerry David “Chip” Venable (Kristina), of Concord; a sister, Arleen Whitley, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and six grandchildren Vanessa, Alex, Brooke, Josh, Braydon and Britton.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Cane Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Chad Bennett officiating.  Inurnment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

The care of Mr. Venable has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cane Creek Baptist Church

Old US Hwy 74, Fairview, NC 28730

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

962 Old US Hwy 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711

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