Jerry Roger McNeill

March 22, 2021

CHARLOTTE –   Jerry Roger McNeill, 78, died on Monday, March 22, 2021 at PruittHealth -Union Point in Monroe, NC.  He was born in Asheboro, NC on January 6, 1943 to John Dewey McNeill and Dorothy Garner McNeill.

Jerry was a textile major and graduated from North Carolina State University (N.C. State) where he was a lifelong wolfpack fan.  He met his wife of 54 years, Willa Robinson McNeill in the library at N.C. State while they were both in school. They married shortly after graduation.

Jerry worked in sales in the textile industry where he enjoyed making connections with people all along the southeast region of the United States.  He was a long-time member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte.  Jerry was an active and enthusiastic volunteer for Habitat for Humanity until his health no longer allowed him to do so.  He also enjoyed being able to tell a good joke.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Kim McNeill and her husband, Miles Tihansky.  His wife, Willa predeceased him less than six weeks ago.

A memorial service for Jerry will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 or Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709-3543 (

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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