Edward Paul Jaber, 95, of Wake Forest, passed away Tuesday afternoon May 19, 2015 at WakeMed. He was born in Raleigh to the late Antone Jaber and Hannah Simmon Jaber and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp having served during WWII.
Mr. Jaber enjoyed playing football, baseball, golf & tennis as a young man. He helped establish the Kerr Drug chain in the fifties and after retiring from Kerr Drug, he and his wife started Country Heritage Nursery where they offered a full range of wholesale and retail gardening plants. Mr. Jaber had a love for growing azalea’s and gardening, but one of his favorite hobbies was playing chess with Christopher. He was a loving husband, father and a friend to many, who always went out of his way to help anyone he could.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 o’clock, Friday May 22, 2015 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Burial will be held at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.
Mr. Jaber is survived by his wife of 34 years, Becky Jaber; adopted son, Chris Kendall of the home; stepson, Chris Kendall & wife Debbie of Wake Forest; brother, Tony Jaber of Many, LA; special friends, Jose Hernandez & Marie Gomez and their son Brian of Zebulon; Pauline Bank of Raleigh who thought of Mr. Jaber as a father.
Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Of Living Stones Campaign, 520 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Friends may visit with the family at the home, 6117 Country Heritage Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919-556-5811)