Gerald “Jerry” William Van Orden, age 62 of Taylorsville passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Jerry was born on August 9, 1958 to the late Catherine Mae Van Orden Venosh in Dover City New Jersey. Jerry was a member of Jesus Life Worship Center, he enjoyed fishing, working, model cars, watching westerns, and taking care of everyone else. He loved Elvis Presley.
Mr. Van Orden’s body will Lie-in-State at Alexander Funeral Service on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. and Friday, November 27, 2020 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Funeral services for Mr. Van Orden will be conducted at Alexander Funeral Service on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Rev. Robert Lafon, Pastor Steve Benfield, and Pastor Greg Davidson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery.
In addition to his mother, Jerry is preceded in death by his son, Gary Van Orden and a sister, Donna Horn, his in-laws that he referred to as his parents, John K. and Ruth Cline, one sister-in-law, Ruthy Roop.
Those left to cherish the memories of Mr. Van Orden include his wife of forty years, Rose Cline Van Orden, son, Eric Van Orden (Byron Phipps), two sisters, Karen McClure (Gary), JoAnn Stafursky (Paul), one brother, Kenneth Burdge, one granddaughter of the home Alexis Adkins, two grandsons, Kaden Van Orden and Gary S. Van Orden, daughters-in-law Brandy Van Orden and Tashawnna Adkins (Adam), brothers-in-law, Johnny and Kevin Cline, sisters-in-law, Diane Davidson (Dale), Tina Cline (Bruce), and Gloria Benfield (Steve), along with nieces , nephews, special friends and a special dog “Elvis”.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to Smyrna Baptist Church @ 6174 Church Road, Taylorsville N.C. 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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