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Obituary for Thomas Barron

Thomas Jerry Barron passed away on January, 20th, 2014 at Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, GA, after a 7 month battle with cancer. Born in Carrollton, he was the son of the late Allie Maude Barron. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Lee Barron.

Jerry was born on December 23, 1942, and graduated from Carrollton High School. After serving in the United States Navy, he graduated from Georgia Southwestern School of Nursing in Americus and from Harris Hospital School of Anesthesia in Fort Worth, TX. He received an award for clinical excellence upon graduation. Jerry had a long and successful career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and worked in several different hospitals and surgery centers all over the country, including Northside Hospital in Atlanta. He was an avid reader, a true movie buff, and an expert on WWII history. With an unmatched wit and wisdom, Jerry was always the favorite of every anesthesia department, and as his long time friend Phillip Durst said, “There will be many people who will be smiling at ‘Jerryisms’ for many years to come.”

Jerry is survived by his daughter Holly Planthold and son-in-law Jeff Planthold of Carrollton; grandchildren, Jonathan Roe and Stephanie Roe of Kansas City, KS; nephew, Jeff Barron and great niece Ashley Barron of Carrolton, his former wife and long time friend Elaine Barron Nix; many, many, dear friends whom he cherished.

In lieu of flowers, please make online donations to www.kidsconnected.org or www.wish.org.

As Jerry requested, there will be no funeral or memorial service. His cremated remains will be spread in Ireland. That was the country where he loved and visited several times and was the home of his ancestry.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
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