Jerry Layton Wofford, 78, of Newberry, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on February 29, 1936, in Newberry he was a son of the late William Clyde and Mary Wofford. He retired from the Palmetto Pallet Company and was a member of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Janet Morris and her husband, Cecil of Newberry; a sister, Patty Robinson of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Tom Wofford of Texas, Bobby Wofford of Charlotte, NC; Walt Wofford of Tyler, TX, Mike Wofford of Ocala, FL, and Wayne Wofford of Phoenix, AZ; 6 gradchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and his lifelong friend, Robert Dowd. He was twice married, first to the late Jetty McKinney Wofford and secondly to the late Ernestine Derrick Wofford. He was also predeceased by his sons, Donnie and Tommy Wofford.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, January 19, 2015 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Floyd Sides. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Newberry Dialysis Center, 2041 Medical Park Drive, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Tony Langford, Christopher Barnett, Joey Werts, Robert Dowd, John Derrick and Paul Derrick.

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#6 Pam Taylor DeHart 2015-01-16 21:52
Janet I am so sorry to hear for Uncle Jerry's passing. I dearly loved him. Love and prayers for all the family.
#5 Bobby J. Taylor 2015-01-16 10:24
Janet, so sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry's passing. Can you imagine the reunion that he is having with Aunt Jetty, Donnie and Tommy... His time here with us was a blessing. He was always able to find 'good' in every situation and everybody. God Bless you, Bobby Joe.
#4 Casey Meeks Johnson 2015-01-16 09:13
I'll never forget you, Uncle Jerry. You were a wonderful man that was loved by so many. I know you're watching down on us all now. Tell Aunt J and Granny we miss and love them too. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace!
#3 Tanya Barnette 2015-01-15 23:01
You were the best Uncle a niece could ever ask for. You always found humor in simple things. I'll never forget the riding lawn -mower Janet and I overfilled with gas and it caught on fire when we cranked it. You were very calm about it and didn't fuss at all. Boy was I nervous. You will be missed. You were loved by all. Janet and family , I know how you'll feel.I'm so saddened about Uncle Jerry, but I know he's in his heavenly home and he's free of pain. We'll all see each other again one day.Love to all.
#2 ELAINE FARMER 2015-01-15 21:03
JANET I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAD. I ENJOYED THE TALKS FOR THE LAST YEAR. HE LOVED YOU AND ALL HIS FAMILY. HE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING EVERYONE THERE FOR CHRISTMAS. HE WAS SO HAPPY TELLING ME ALL ABOUT IT AFTER CHRISTMAS. I WILL KEEP YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND MAY HIS MEMORIES BRING SOME COMFORT AND PEACE TO YOU ALL.
A FRIEND, ELAINE FARMER/ AUBURN, GA.
#1 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-01-15 20:24
Janet and all the family,
We are saddened to hear about Uncle Jerry's death. We were just talking about him a few days ago. He was always a pleasant person to be around. We remember the times he and Aunt Jetty used to come to the lake house, the cookouts were a lot of fun. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this time of grief. May our Lord console you and give you peace. Much Love, Debra and Derrill

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