Preacher Jerry McCoury

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Preacher Jerry McCoury, 64, of Roan Mountain, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, September 21, 2015, from Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Jerry was born in Avery County, N.C., but had lived most of his life as a resident of Roan Mountain, Tenn. He was born on August 10, 1951, a son of the late Bynum and Mabel Freeman McCoury. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Dean McCoury.
Jerry was a United States Navy veteran, having served during peacetime. He retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, after 45 years of service. He was a preacher, having pastored at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in North Carolina for 27 years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Roan Mountain. Jerry was also a staff member of Victory Bible Institute in Roan Mountain.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 42 years, Sherry Phillips McCoury, of the home; his daughter, Heather McCoury, also of the home; his son, Joshua McCoury, of Roan Mountain; two sisters, Shirley Dickenson, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lavana Casterlin, of Mississippi; and twin granddaughters, Eowyn McCoury and Savannah McCoury, both of Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Preacher Jerry McCoury will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24, at Calvary Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with Pastor Tull Oaks and Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Pastor Doug Bare. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m., prior to the service at the church, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will follow in the Freeman Cemetery in Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from Jerry’s fellow Pastor friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow employees of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the McCoury family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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