Jerry Kendall Trott passed peacefully from his earthly life to his eternal life to be with his Heavenly Father at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born to James and Edna Earle Trott in Kinston, NC. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Brenda, his daughters Kim Hufham & husband Gary and Kelly Whiteted; grandchildren Cameron Hufham & wife Elizabeth, Kyle Hufham and Chelsea Whiteted; sister Brenda Hines & husband Jim; sister-in-laws Faye Loftin and Gloria Parrish & husband Robert and numerous nephews and nieces. Jerry attended Grainger High School in Kinston NC being a true Red Devil and Edwards Military in Salemburg, NC. He was a gifted athlete lettering in football, basketball and baseball. Jerry earned a scholarship to EMI to play college sports. He received numerous awards in college for this sports. After leaving college he served his country in the US Army a MP at Fort Hood, Texas. During several summers, Jerry worked at Emma Webb Park as lifeguard for the city of Kinston. Jerry returned to Kinston after his service in the Army and helped managed several parks for the City of Kinston. Jerry was known as a champion hand wrestler and was a champion to the kids at the park. Jerry worked with NC Wildlife as a game warden in Hyde and Pender Counties and a NC Driver License Examiner in Wilson and Wilmington. Jerry was a seafood salesman with Atlantic Seafood of Hampstead for over 35 years. He was a member of Sunset Park Baptist Church and was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and lived his life with God first. He served in many capacities including Deacon and Sunday School teaches and through his love of children and his giving spirit, he was fondly known by many as the "Candy Man". He made several trips to Kenya over the years to work with the African children at the Huruma Children's Home. He will be deeply missed.
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