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Jerome DuBois

December 31, 1960 — February 27, 2024

Murphy, NC

Jerome Edward DuBois, age 63, of Murphy, NC passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at home surrounded by family after a long battle with heart disease and cancer.

Jerome was born December 31, 1960, in Cortland, NY, to the late Paul D. DuBois Sr. and the late Ella Mae (Shepard) DuBois.

Jerome graduated from Otselic Valley Central School in South Otselic, NY, and went on to serve for 17 ½ years in the Navy and Marine Corps. His professional career, post military, consisted of several leadership and business management roles in both major retail and food service industries. His strong work ethic and unique approach to training and both personal and professional development of his teams and coworkers consistently led to success, numerous achievements, and strong long-term relationships.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Dean DuBois, Jr. and two infant sisters, Shannon & Sherri DuBois.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Melody Wood DuBois; son, Joshua DuBois; daughter, Jaimi DuBois; and three grandchildren, Dominic, Alessa, and Ezekiel.

He also leaves behind his sister, Brenda (Marc) Soules; brothers, Dennis DuBois of Florida and Terry (Kelly) DuBois of New York.

Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jerome Edward DuBois; you may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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