Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 19, 2013

Jerry Quesenberry

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — PRINCETON — Jerry Quesenberry, 64, of the Halls Ridge Road, near Princeton died early Tuesday morning, November 19, 2013 at his home with his loving family at his side.

Born December 2, 1948, at Princeton, he was the son of the late, Thomas Boyd Quesenberry and Mildred Whittaker Quesenberry.

Jerry was a graduate of Oakvale High School, Class of 1966 and later from Bluefield State College. Jerry was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving with the U.S. Navy.

Jerry was a very gifted individual, for a period of time; he served as project coordinator for Job Training and Partnership Act, for the Mercer County Schools.  Jerry was self employed, always having the ability to build with his hands and dream with his mind. While his health permitted, he loved the outdoors, especially hunting, and teaching his kids, grandkids or anyone else the art of hunting. He loved nature and raising a garden. Jerry enjoyed making music with his family and friends; learning to play a bango, guitar and the spoons.  Besides the love he had for his family, Jerry never met a stranger, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law; Douglas Belcher.

Survivors include his loving wife, Billie Spencer Quesenberry; his children whom he dearly loved, Donna Belcher of Troutville, Va., Ray & Sarah Spencer of Glen Lynn, Va.; Kathy & Rick Shannon, Jenny & Brad Meadows, all of Princeton, Monica & Dave Hamline of Crown Point, Ind.; those that held the key to his heart, his grandchildren, Travis & Jessica Belcher, Trista & Brian Mitchell, Troy Belcher, Savannah Spencer, Kari & Anthony Shrewsbury, Kayla & Josh Martin, Matthew Shannon, Brittany & Michael Paul Hazelwood, Kendra & Adrian Alonso, Marlana Hamline; 10 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Jack & Darlene Quesenberry of Lynchburg, Va. and Julana & Aubrey Whitlow of Princeton.

A service of celebration will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor's Aubrey Whitlow and Olen Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pendleton Cemetery near Princeton.

Friends may visit with the family Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service hour.

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Jerry's family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The American Cancer Society, 1808 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, WV 24701, Hospice Compassus, 120 Shaker Lane, Princeton, WV 24740 or to The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY  10017.

The Quesenberry Family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.