Obituary for Jose Antonio Lerma Avila, Jr.

Jose Antonio Lerma Avila, Jr., 42, died Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC.

He was born October 15, 1981 in Johnson City, TN to Jose Antonio Lerma Avila, Sr. and Mary Story Lerma Avila. He was a high school graduate and worked in construction as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Boles Funeral Home in Seven Lakes with Rev. Thomas Mingin officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am at the funeral home before the service. Burial will follow the service at West End Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his children, Thomas Lerma and Shiann Lerma, his grandchildren, Mia and Chloe, his siblings, Esteban Lerma (Tricia), Anthony Lerma (Cassie), Blanca Gonsales (David), Sara Lerma (Steven), three special aunts, Noonie (aka Linda), Sissy (aka Brenda) and Patty, a special brother-in-law, Oscar Vivero and several nieces and nephews.

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Service arrangements are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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