Walter Jerry Bean, 82, of Goldsboro departed this earthly life Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center with his family by his side.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Jerry was born in Wayne County on July 27, 1940. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was owner and operator of Braden Custom House LTD and past owner and operator of Art Plus, Inc in Goldsboro.
Jerry was a talented artist; his drawings, paintings and murals are in many areas of Goldsboro and other parts of our state of North Carolina. He is well known for his paintings of lighthouses and military references, such as planes and helicopters. Most of his paintings of planes are those flown by the 4th Fighter Wing and 916th Air Refueling Wing of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Jerry also designed the logos for IHOP, Goldsboro Milling (which have farms that can be found across North Carolina) and drew the artwork for the Duplin (NC) Winery Christmas wine label just to name a few. His talent and perfection to art will forever live on throughout his work.
Jerry was a charter member of the Waynesborough Kiwanis Club where he served faithfully throughout the clubs’ years serving as past President and Secretary. He volunteered and was dedicated to serving his local club in any manner he was needed. Jerry was most known for his amusing personality. He always had a smile on his face and would tell a joke in a minute! Jerry was the entertainment and “life” of any get-together and will be sorely missed by all those he knew.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Pender-Bean; his sister, Sheila Thompson and husband, James of Grantham and his two god-children, Elizabeth “Liz” Hott (Justin) of New Bern and Todd Weeks (Missy) of Atlanta, Georgia
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Walter Allen Bean; his mother, Betty Lou Hartley Braden and husband, Burl Braden; Betty’s second husband, Carroll M. McLamb and his beloved son, Stephen “Troy” Bean.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534.
Professional services are being handled by Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.