Jerry St. John

March 16, 1944 – June 15, 2017

Jerry Allen St. John, 73, of Statesville, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House.

Jerry was born on March 16, 1944 in Iredell County to the late Stoy Lee and Irene Eades.

He was a graduate of Statesville Senior High School. Jerry worked as an electrician his whole life and loved to work on old vehicles.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Brenda Benfield St.John; sons, Brian (Penny) St. John and Eric (Sasha) St. John; sister, Linda (Bob) Dunn; brother, Richard ( Peggy) St. John; and six grandchildren, Austin (Amber) St. John; Amber St. John, Kirkland St. John, Ashlie St. John, Audrianna St. John; and Jeshua St. John, all of whom loved and will dearly miss him.

A visitation will be held shortly prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Charis Community Church, 316 Sharon School, Statesville 28677.The funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Benfield officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Beulah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. St. John’s memory may be made to Hospice of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28725.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Jerry St. John.

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  1. Marsha Barnett wrote:

    Brenda and Family,
    My condolences to you all. It is with a heavy heart to hear that Jerry went to be with God. He is in Heaven and no pain. He is smiling again like he has always done and he is at peace. May you find comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and he is whole again. God be with you all and may your memories of the good times bring smiles to your hearts.

  2. Sharon Weber wrote:

    With Jerry at the church door, I was sure to get a great greeting hug! I know he enjoyed working with his son Brian doing side jobs for friends. I remember his big smile that spread across his whole face! While he was able, he never failed to share that smile with everyone he met.
    May this dear man rest now in the arms of Jesus, our Saviour.

  3. Pamela Cervantes wrote:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry. He was such a sweet and kind soul. Prayers for you and your family. Heaven gained a wonderful man. Love you guys very much

  4. Melissa Cornet wrote:

    Brenda and family so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Have known you and Jerry for many years , just want you to know the family will be in my prayers

  5. The Underwood Family wrote:

    Brian, Penny and girls,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers through this difficult time.