Jerry Wayne Absher age 71 of Jefferson passed away, Monday, January 7, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Absher was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1947 in Ashe County to the late Tom and Sybol Pollard Absher. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Absher. Jerry graduated from Ashe Central High School, Berea College then Appalachian State University. He retired from Ashe County Public Schools, he will be remembered as a great educator and inspiration to the children of Ashe County. On Sunday mornings you could often find he and Becky on the front steps welcoming you to West Jefferson First Baptist Church. Some of Jerry’s favorite pastimes were playing golf with his friends, traveling, restoring/repurposing furniture and being outdoors mowing the lawn. Given the nickname “Bird”, Jerry could best be described as a great friend and family man that lived life to the fullest.

Mr. Absher is survived by, his wife, Becky Coldiron Absher, daughters, Paige Fairchild (Chad) of Jefferson, Allison Langdon (Brandon) of West Jefferson, grandchildren, Addie, Gracie & Bridger Fairchild, Harrison & Hattie Leigh Landgon, brothers, Roger Absher, Erban Absher both of Wilkesboro, Jessie Absher of Charleston, SC, sisters, Virginia Brooks of Bowling Green, VA, Debbie Absher of Wilkesboro; several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Wayne Blythe and Rev. Dr. Michael Lea. A gathering of family and friends will precede the service, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Badger Funeral Home.

The family respectfully requests no flowers please, memorials may be made to Ashe Advantage Scholarship Fund, c/o Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 31, West Jefferson, NC 28694.


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