Jerry Douglas Stratton, Sr. of Manteo, November 7

By on November 9, 2023

August 21, 1942 to November 7, 2023

Jerry Douglas Stratton, Sr., age 81, of Manteo, NC, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2023. Born on August 21, 1942, in Newport News, VA, Jerry led a fulfilling life and touched the hearts of many along the way.

Having served his country honorably, Jerry was a veteran of both the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy. He dedicated himself to his work as an electrician and was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1340 for an impressive 50 years.

Jerry had a zest for life that extended beyond his professional endeavors. He found joy in various hobbies, including fishing, hunting, and cooking. His love for these activities brought him closer to nature and allowed him to appreciate the simple pleasures in life.

Jerry was a cherished member of his community and took great pride in his affiliations with organizations such as Manteo Lodge 521 A.F. & A.M., Sudan Shriners, and Dare County Shrine Club. These memberships provided him with a strong sense of camaraderie and allowed him to make lifelong friendships.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth “Betty Bruce” Stratton, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. He was also a devoted father to his sons, Jerry “JD” Stratton, Jr. (Jennifer) and Steven Stratton (Katie). Additionally, he embraced his role as a stepfather to Bruce Davis (Dee), Dale Davis, and Daniel Davis (Erin).

Jerry’s legacy lives on through his beloved grandchildren: Tobin Davis, Paul Davis, Rachel Stratton, Aubrey Snead, David Stratton, Davis Snead, Parker Davis, and Savannah Davis. He also leaves behind his sisters, Jean Huss and Virginia Prince (Michael), along with numerous extended family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

Services honoring Jerry’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo. The memorial service will include masonic rites and military honors, paying tribute to Jerry’s dedication and service to his country. To live-stream Jerry’s service, visit Following the service, the family will receive friends and relatives for a reception at the Dare County Shrine Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Contributions can be sent to PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394 or made online at Jerry’s compassionate nature and commitment to helping others make this cause a fitting choice to honor his memory.

Jerry Douglas Stratton, Sr. will forever be remembered for his unwavering dedication, warm heart, and love for his family and community. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


Barnhill Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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