Ernest Junior Venable

June 8, 1930 - June 5, 2019

06/08/1930 - 06/05/2019

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Saturday June 08, 2019
1:00 pm
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Ernest “Ernie” Junior Venable, age 88, passed away on June 5, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Mr. Venable was born on June 8, 1930 to William Haywood and Effie Ila Jackson Venable in Kernersville, NC. Ernie served his country proudly in the United States Navy and was a Korean War veteran. He was the owner and operator of Electric Motor Service in Ahoskie for many years. Ernie was a hard-working family man that loved spending time with them. He married the love of his life Jennie, and they were married for nearly 67 years. Ernie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Besides his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by a son, Billy Venable, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose.

Ernie is survived by his loving wife, Jennie, a daughter, Terry Venable Rose and husband David of Waynesville, NC; a son, Donald “Donny” Venable and wife Vickie of Northport, AL; two granddaughters, Allison Kaserman and husband Mark of Memphis, TN, and Miranda Venable Stone and husband Rob of Youngsville, NC; two grandsons, Bransford Rose of Gloucester, VA, and Grant Venable and wife Bethany of Hamilton, GA; and two great-granddaughters, Alissa and Serena Stone.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00 pm at the Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Richard Goodman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Dr. #B, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Venable family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Douglas Venable
4 years ago

Ernie was a good man and uncle to me, he will be dearly missed by all, RIP

4 years ago

Dear Miss Jennie, I am so sad to learn that Mr Ernie passed away. I pray for strength and peace for you. I know what a dedicated wife and mother you are and have been. Much love to you..

Pat Barr
4 years ago

Jenny, we will remember Ernie fondly. Love and prayers.

Kay Edwards
4 years ago

Jennie and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your dear Ernie.
May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless.

Sandra Clark Outlaw
4 years ago

Jennie and Terry, so sorry to read of Ernie’s passing! He was such a great man and friend. Jennie, when I was married to Ronnie Riddick, we spent “a few” Saturday nights together at The Town & Country in Williamston. Ernie was pleasure to know!

Luci and Lem Stabler
4 years ago

We are saddened to learn of this precious one’s parting from family and friends who love him dearly. We remember hearing stories about him from Donny and Grant here in Alabama.Grant married our daughter,Bethany in 2014. This loving family is a testimony of a great legacy carried on by a very special matriarch who was a smart and caring man.Our prayers are especially with Jennie. We are so very sorry for your loss.