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Jerry A. Mintz

February 28, 1944 - January 30, 2020

Jerry Alexander Mintz, 75, of Horse Shoe, NC died in his home early Thursday morning, January 30, 2020 with his family by his side after an extended illness.

Mr. Mintz was born on Monday, February 28, 1944 in Henderson County, NC to the late Roy A. and Gladys (Moore) Mintz.
On June 4, 1988 in Horse Shoe, NC he married his loving wife of 31 years the former, Margaret Patricia Praytor who survives.

Mr. Mintz proudly served in country in the United States Army where he served in Germany and was honorably discharged on July 31, 1970. He was employed by Ruth Originals and later with Charles D. Owen Manufacturing. He retired in 2009 and enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and gardening.

In addition to his wife he leaves behind to cherish his memory his children Jerry A. Mintz, Jr. of Horse Shoe, NC, Robert E. Franklin and his wife, Penny, Lora D. Meadows and her husband, Bill and Jeffrey M. Franklin all of Mills, River, NC, Steven C. Corn of Horse Shoe and Natalie N. Praytor and her husband, Lee of Hendersonville, NC; He also leaves his 9 grandchildren, Keisha, Lisa, Brittany, Kassidy, Allen, Kloey, Nathan, Yordan and Theo; 3 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Hailey and Aleea; 2 brothers, Steve Mintz and Gary Mintz and his wife Angela both Brevard, NC; a sister Dolores Otis and her husband, Terry of Winston Salem, NC. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 2 brothers, David and Barry Mintz and 1 sister, Annett Rogers.

Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Mintz life will be two o’clock Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2020 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 538 Tracy Grove Road Hendersonville, NC with visitation from 1 to 1:45 pm, in the chapel. Military Honors with entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville, NC. Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mr. Mintz to Etowah Horse Shoe Fire Department.

Jerry will be forever missed by his loving and devoted family and many close friends.
Arrangements are in the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC, (828) 692-9188. Online condolence may be shared at

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020


Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum

Memorial Information

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Etowah Horse Shoe VFRD

Phone: 828-891-3102

15 Morgan Road
Hendersnville, NC 28739

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