Richard Dale "Kerby" Kerr

August 24, 1954 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 66)


Richard Dale Kerr, “Kerby”, 66, of Jeromesville passed away peacefully March 28, 2021 at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland, Ohio.

He was born August 24, 1954 in Ashland, Ohio, the son of Richard and Golden Kerr.

Dick attended Jeromesville School and worked at the Dale Roy School and Training Center for many years. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, Cleveland Browns fan, loved watching Ohio State Buckeyes football games on TV and enjoyed bowling in the Special Olympics. He enjoyed the Jeromesville community and supported all the community events. He loved mowing his lawn with his John Deer tractor. He had a heart of gold and could draw a smile from those he encountered.

He is survived by 3 brothers and a sister: Dr. Kenneth (Jackie) Kerr of Camarillo, California; Theodore Kerr of Jeromesville, Donald (Barbara) Kerr of Galena, Ohio, Marjorie (Bob) Harris of Coldwater Michigan: nieces: Teri Kerr of Mansfield, Michelle (Jim) Donaldson of Mansfield, Hillary (Michael) Malcolm of New Albany Ohio, Ashley (Craig) Pulliam of Granville, Ohio, Kelly (David) Aker of Coldwater Michigan, Jackie (Mikel) Vallier of Battle Creek, Michigan and many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 nephews, Aaron Kerr and Brian Kerr.

His celebration of life service will be at 11:00am Friday, April 2, 2021 at Jeromesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Sue Chidley officiating. Friends may call Thursday, April 1, 2021 5-8pm at Fickes Funeral Home, Jeromesville, Ohio and 10am Friday, one hour before the 11:00am service at the church. Burial will be in the Jeromesville Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Dale Roy School and Training Center, 1256 S. Center Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 or Jeromesville United Methodist Church, 40 North St. Jeromesville, Ohio 44840.

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April 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

April 2, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jeromesville United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
April 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Jeromesville United Methodist Church

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