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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Tuesday December 29th, 2020

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Jerry Lee VanDyke



Mr. Jerry Lee VanDyke, age 78, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born on August 01, 1942 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to the late Paul Franklin and Ruth Wilkerson VanDyke.


Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary White VanDyke; his two children, Chris VanDyke and Jason VanDyke (Tonia); two sisters, Paulette White (T.C) and Patricia Hope and three grandchildren, Avery, Emma and Graycen VanDyke.


He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Jerry has also held many positions, such as; former President of Marion Rotary Club, former President of Marion Lake Club and former Vice President of the McDowell High Booster Club. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a true friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. outside the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Marion with Reverend Warren Owens officiating. Guest are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.




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Sending my sincere condolences to your family.

Angelia Israel Davis Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM

Mary, Jason, and Chris,
I was so sad to hear of Jerrys death. He was a loyal friend and a man who loved deeply especially his family. Though I will not be at his service, I will be holding you all in prayer as you celebrate his life.
With love, Kristi Neal

Kristi Neal Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, Jason, Chris and the whole family,
Mike and I are so sad about Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful person and everyone knew how much he loved his family. He was also a tireless community leader, and we were so lucky to have him. He will be missed by all.
Gail and Mike Sewell

Gail and Mike Sewell Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. So many memories come to mind of Jerry, Jason, Chris and you, Mary. School, sports, friendship!! Jerry was a good man and we feel honored to have known him. God bless all of you, your family will always be special to us. From: Allen and Donette Medford and Dave Medford.

Allen, Donette and Dave Medford Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss my good friend and community servant. Prayers for Mary , Chris and Jason.

Bob Hunter

Bob Hunter Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry VanDyke

Adrian & Rachel Pearson Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, Chris, and Jason, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Jerry was a good friend. I so enjoyed working with him at McDowell Insurance, the Jaycees, and the Marion Rotary Club. I loved his sense of humor and his dedication to serving others.

Jim Neal Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry VanDyke

Ann Coleman Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, Jason,& Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was always so good to me when I lived in Marion. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary I hope we can all get together soon.

Ann Coleman Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry VanDyke

Murleen and Richard Buchanan Linville NC Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

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