William “Jerry” Lee Roten, 70, of Asheville passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Mission Hospital. He was the son of the late Roy Lee and Virginia Dare Cox Roten. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emma and a granddaughter, Whitney Jones.
Jerry worked his entire life as a paint and body technician. Previously owning Roten Body Shop in Arden, he also worked in Lenoir and Asheville. Jerry loved music and racing cars. He was a giant jokester and loved his family.
Surviving him are two daughters, Renee Gamble (Craig) and Brenda Roten both of Asheville; one son, Jerry Roten (Sara) of Canton; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Billy and Joey Michael both of Hickory; a brother, Richard Roten (Vi) of OH; two special cousins, Larry Riddle (Judy) of Arden and Samuel Cox of Lenoir; and many other cousins throughout the US.
A memorial service will be announced in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Asheville Humane Society by CLICKING HERE.