Kenneth R. Kerr, 72 years, of Bryan, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Genesis HealthCare-Bryan Center after a sudden illness. Kenneth was born April 17, 1941 in Bryan, the son of Kenneth E. and Evelyn M. (Hitt) Kerr. He was a 1959 graduate of Bryan High School. Kenneth served our country in the United States Navy from 1961 – 1965 as a member of the Admiral’s Staff aboard the USS Newport News. After his discharge from the Navy, Ken attended college in Florida. He then moved to California where he managed a flower shop for many years. His clientele included many well-known celebrities. After his father’s death in 1991, Ken moved back to his hometown of Bryan to spend time with and share in the care of his mother. Ken was locally employed at Wonsetler Flowers. He was a member of First Brethren Church, Bryan. He had a deep love and appreciation for art and beauty all of his life. His wonderful wit and quiet dignity will be missed very much by his family and everyone who knew him.
Surviving is his sister Karen (Ray) Babb of Saugatuck, Michigan; one brother, Thomas (Cynthia) Kerr of Bryan; three nephews, Dax (Melissa) Kerr of Brookville, Ohio, Dan (Laurie) Babb of Neapolis, Ohio and Troy Babb of Saugatuck, Michigan; four nieces, Elizabeth (Thomas) Roeder of Raleigh, North Carolina, Wendy Jennings of Atlanta, Georgia, Erica (Neil) Szenderski of Toledo and Erin (Jason) Hughes of Dublin, Ohio; 13 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Michael Kerr and his nephew, Bronson Babb.
A celebration of the life of Kenneth R. Kerr will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Jackie Blus Restaurant, 201 West Butler Street, Bryan. Arrangements have been under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to
Community Health Professionals of Bryan, 127 Blakeslee Avenue, Bryan, Ohio 43506.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com