Jay Luther Hetrick, 81, of Hendersonville took his final journey on Friday, April 29, 2018 from the Elizabeth House following a brief illness.
A son of the late Daniel and Ethel Luckhart Hetrick, he was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Bard and Betty Kerstetter and brothers, Ernest, David, Fred, and John Hetrick.
Jay served his country in the US Army and enjoyed his job as the Commander’s driver. In his younger days, he loved visiting children as Santa accompanied by his elf, Frank. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in PA. Jay was a marketing manager for Coca-Cola in PA and later, a property manager in Ocean City, MD and Winchester, VA before retiring to Hendersonville in 1999. During retirement, he enjoyed volunteering at the Medical Loan Closet and was very active in church as an usher and a greeter.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon L. Hetrick; son, Marcus Hetrick and wife, Annemarie, of Hendersonville; daughter, Dr. Lisa Kucma and her husband, Dr. Jason Kucma, of Wendell, NC; grandchildren, Haley and Chol Kucma; brother, Donald Hetrick and his wife, Pearl, of PA; sister, Sara Kretschmer of IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Medical Loan Closet.
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Hendersonville, NC 28739