Jerrold Arthur “Jerry” Horton

August 28, 1952 - February 21, 2017
Jerrold Arthur “Jerry” Horton

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Jerrold Arthur Horton, 64, of Candler passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville after a long illness.

Jerrold was the son of the late Jack McClinton Horton and Marian Haynes Horton. Jerry, as he was known in his younger years, is survived by his brother, Jack Nicholas Horton of Atlanta, GA and by his two sisters, Anice Ward and her husband Michael, of Woodstock, GA and Patrice German and her husband, Gary, of Flat Rock; nieces, Emily Ward of New Haven, CT and Kristin Gable of Charlotte; and his nephew, Greg German of Raleigh.

Jerrold worked as a sous chef in different restaurants over the years and liked to say he acquired his love of cooking from his mother and brother. He was especially proud of his chili recipe and the variety of sauces he created. He was a nature lover and avid reader, especially enjoying science fiction and anything Tolkien. He always had a growing project going on: tomatoes, gourds or houseplants. Jerrold loved living in the countryside and spending time on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A simple graveside service will be held at 2 pm Saturday at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, 901 Aiken Rd., Asheville, NC 28804. All are welcome to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 545 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804 or to the NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  • February 23, 2017
    Jane Britt Holt says:
    Praying for you, the family of Jerry, as you negotiate the deep waters of grief. Jane Britt Holt, class of 1970, Enka High School

  • February 23, 2017
    Valerie and Rick Sinnes says:
    May your dear brother Rest In Peace and you remember all the good things in your growing up: our deepest sympathy. Val and Rick

  • February 23, 2017
    Drew and Mattie Holt says:
    Very sad for your loss...Will always remember the good times we shared as children

  • February 24, 2017
    Wayne Burton says:
    I remember Jerry form working with him . I was always amazed of his knowledge and ability to give me an answer to any off the wall questions I would ask him . He would even find books that helped me understand a certain subject I would ask about . Thanks for taking the time to answer any question I asked and educating this thick sculled hillbilly . Rest in peace Jerry . Amazing man !

  • February 25, 2017
    LaVon Conner Walker lit a candle:
    Lit since February 25, 2017 at 2:22:56 PM