Jerry H. Bess

Born in Nashville, TN on February 4, 1942

Departed on May 3, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. Jerry H. Bess age 76, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Mr. Bess was born in Nashville, TN, on February 4, 1942, the son of the late Jimmy Bess and Gladys Whittaker Bess. Mr. Bess retired from Sanders Tool & Mould after forty years of service. He will be remembered most for his love for family and friends and his smile. Mr. Bess enjoyed watching his grandchildren, fishing, board games, holidays, sitting around the fire pit, and was an avid Titans fan. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bess was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and James Bess.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Ann Bess, to whom he was married on March 1, 1963; a son, Mike Bess; a daughter, Penny Bess Hargett (Ken); five grandchildren, Tony Bess, Chelsey King, Shelley King, Hannah Bess, and Justin Hargett; four great-grandchildren, Katrina Burrow, Jordayn, Serenity Bess, and Cora Edel; a brother, Larry Bess (Patti); and a sister-in-law, Sherry Bess.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, May 7, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., Hendersonville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Sunday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the service at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

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6 Comments to Jerry H. Bess

  1. Ruth Felty
    May 5, 2018 6:21 pm

    My deepest sympathy Ruth Felty and family

  2. Love, Elaine Smith
    May 5, 2018 9:06 pm

    Barbara, I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  3. Tracey Harrove
    May 6, 2018 10:39 pm


    So very sorry for your loss. Jerry was loved by all! Such a sweet and funny guy! Always the life of the party!

    Prayers for you and all your family.

    Love you!
    Tracey Hargrove

  4. Debbie woodey
    May 6, 2018 11:06 pm

    So sorry Barbara about your loss He was such a wonderful man and you r an amazing Woman . Prayers coming your way Love Ya. 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️😥 May he RIP

  5. Karen Burba
    May 7, 2018 10:11 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jerry, theirs not a time I can remember when he didn’t have a small on his face, always a happy man. I pray God wraps his arms around everyone and holds them really tight. My love to you all, Karen Burba (Christy)

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