Jerry Bryan Hedgepeth

September 20, 2018
Jerry Bryan Hedgepeth

Jerry Bryan Hedgepeth died on September 20, 2018 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Newport News, VA and graduated from Newport News High School. After graduating, he joined the Army and served his country in Korea and Japan. Upon his return, he attended the College of William and Mary.
In 1963, Jerry began his career as a real estate broker. As president of the Newport News/Hampton Board of Realtors, he was instrumental in bringing the Multiple Listing Service to the Peninsula. Jerry also served as a member on the Virginia Real Estate Board.
After his retirement in 1987, he became a full-time volunteer for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, serving as a guide at Wetherburn’s Tavern, Bruton Heights, The Brush-Everard House, The Millwork Shop, and Electronic Field Trips. Working the Bits and Bridles Tour was his favorite. In 2018, Jerry received his 20-year volunteer pin.
Jerry contributed endless volunteer hours to Colonial Williamsburg, as well as strong financial support. He always said, “The Foundation teaches our youth about their history.”
At his request, there will be no formal service.


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  • September 30, 2018
    Phyllis hipps says:
    Liz, so sorry to read of your husband's passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, his volunteer work was commendable. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • September 30, 2018
    Newport News High School 1955 Classmates (Willard Weaver) says:
    Liz, Jerry's classmates at Newport News High School were shocked at Jerry's passing. We are saddened by the news. He will be missed at the monthly luncheons. He was, as always, willing to share the times and events we experienced in high school. Many hilarious stories stories lived again in our luncheon conversations.The pizza parties at your house were highlights of the year. If there is anything we can do to help in these sad times, please call me. The class will make a contribution to CW in Jerry's name.

  • September 30, 2018
    Sharon Baker says:
    Liz, love & prayers to you & your family