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 Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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