Harold Gene Jennings

1943 - 2023

Harold Gene Jennings (also known as Whitey to friends) passed away December 24th,2023 at Forsyth Medical center with family at his side.
Harold retired from Duke Power and also worked for Bahnson Mechanical systems completing many contracts for RJ Reynolds. He believed in hard work and held his sons to that same standard. Harold could build or fix anything you needed. He was a classic car enthusiast. He enjoyed drag racing and could be found at the drag strip supporting whichever son was racing that weekend. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and golf. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 710 in Advance from 1977 until 2010.
He is preceded in death by his wife of over 30 years, Linda Jennings; his mother and father, Martin and Hazel Jennings; three brothers, Billy Joe Jennings, Jimmy Jennings, and Tony Jennings as well as one sister, Anne Jennings. He is survived by sons, Harold Gene Jennings Jr. (wife, Stacey Gentry Jennings), Jeffrey Jennings (wife, Tiffany Russ Jennings) and a step son, Brian Nance (wife, Tracy Nance) whom Harold raised as his own. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul Jennings, Eddie Jennings; sister, Susie Martin and a special sister in law, Linda Jennings. Harold had 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
To honor Harold’s memory, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.


4 tributes for Harold Gene Jennings

  1. Terri Goins

    This picture made me smile. This is how I remember my Uncle Harold! He was wide open and our families had much fun and many laughs together when I was growing up! I know his children and grandchildren are going to miss him so much. Please know this extended family is praying for you all. God’s love and grace is sufficient to carry you through as you adjust to this new normal. I speak from experience, take your time to grieve and know that your memories will just become sweeter and sweeter.
    Mark and Terri Goins
    (Cousin to Gene Jennings)

  2. Mike & Jackie Baird

    Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends during this time for your loss…

  3. Susie Martin

    Thank you for all the love and kindness you showed me growing up, my first car and having patience teaching me to drive. You were and will always be someone I look up to. Thank you for being my brother and sharing your home with me. Love you baby sister.

  4. Olivia Jennings

    This is my grandfather and I was devastated when I found out he passed he stayed with us as long as he could. I will try to remember him as the man who would do anything for me and will continue watching over me in heaven.


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