Jerry Lonzo Beach, 73, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence after a period of declining health. Jerry was born May 9, 1939, in Catawba County, to the late Alonzo Newton and Fannie Henry Beach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and sisters. He was a member of Viewmont Baptist Church and retired from Kroehler Furniture. Surviving are his sons, Randy Beach and wife, Yvonne, of Claremont, Jerry L. Beach II and wife, Ann, of Hildebran, Jeff Beach and wife, Natalie, of Hickory and Jody Beach and wife, Allison, of Claremont; daughters, Beth Beach Lowe, of Hickory and Tracy Beach, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Lane Beach, of Hickory and Danny Beach and wife, Linda, of Taylorsville; sisters, Marilyn Waring, of Conover and Doris Houston, of Conover; and a special friend, Annie Williams. Services will be held Monday, April 1, at 3 p.m. at the Hickory Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Tony Martino officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, 1751 Varsity Dr., Raleigh, NC 27699. Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.