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Bruce McKinley Jamerson
Bruce McKinley Jamerson, 90, of Gold Hill, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Carolinas HealthCare System-Main following a brief illness.
A celebration of Bruce’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Gold Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a member. The Rev. Beverly Maulden will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Jamerson family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the church.
Bruce was born in Buncombe County on Oct. 29, 1927, to Lloyd M. Jamerson and Naomi Taylor Jamerson. He served his country as a United States Marine in World War II. Bruce had a life-long love of horticulture and was retired from McAllister Greenhouses. In addition to all things plants and animals, especially horses, he enjoyed playing softball, and coaching Little League baseball and Pop Warner football. He was preceded in death by a son Robert Bruce Jamerson, Sr.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Eaddy Jamerson of the home; a son, Rory Jamerson, and wife, Cindy, of Charlotte; five grandchildren, Robert Bruce Jamerson, Jr. (Amber), Kevin Jamerson, Kerry Jamerson, Tiffany Jarzyniecki (Andy) and Renee Jamerson (Stevie Lewis); and two great-grandchildren, Gaetano and Zachery.
Contributions in Bruce’s memory may be directed to Gold Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 52 Gold Hill, NC 28071.
Shirley and family: We are so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. We hope he and Daddy (Clyde Herron) are tending their heavenly garden and talking over old times. Bruce was so good to our church, Aldersgate UMC, whether mowing the grass or providing flowers for church service. When Daddy got so sick, it was a bright spot in his life when Bruce came and built a flower garden for him. We still tend that garden, replenishing the annuals and remembering Bruce when the perennials bloom . We loved Bruce so and missed seeing him when he retired from the Greenhouse. Keeping you all in our prayers.
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