Floyd “Charlie” Kerr, 93 years of age, and a resident of Berlin Heights, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following a full life.
He was born December 28, 1927, in Oak Forest, Greene County, Pennsylvania. After serving in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater, Charlie returned from war in 1948, to Lorain, Ohio. For the last twenty five years Charlie had made his home in Florence Township.
Charlie was employed at Columbia Gas for forty years, before retiring as a supervisor. He worshipped regularly as a member of Camden Baptist Church in Wellington. At an early age Charlie developed a love for hard work, caring for the 100 acre family farm and working the land with a team of horses. He loved to stay busy taking care of his yard, prepping his firewood for winter, and keeping his home in pristine condition.
Left to cherish Charlie's memory are his beloved wife of twenty-five years, Linda Karen Kerr (nee: Foster); stepchildren, Eugene Thomas of Washington, Melissa Lewis of Collins, Jason Thomas of Vermilion; grandchildren, Robert A. Kerr, Phylicia Hoops, Samuel Lewis, Jackson Thomas, Lauren Thomas, Caitlin Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Cara Thomas, Genevive Thomas; great grandchildren, Zachariah, Ezekiel, Levi and Luke.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of forty-seven years, Audrienne Kerr (nee: Fordyce) in 1991; by his children, Charles “Chuck” R. Kerr in 2018, and Kimberly E. Kerr in 1982; ten siblings; his parents Edward and Audye Kerr (nee: Bennett); and his uncle and aunt Charles and Iva Kerr who raised him as their own since he was 5 weeks old.
Public visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at Camden Baptist Church, 17901 State Route 511, Wellington, Ohio. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at http://www.hempelfuneralhome.com/ . The Rev. Larry Nocella and WIlliam Kopas, will co-officiate. Burial will take place at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Camden Baptist Church; 17901 State Route 511, Wellington, Ohio 44090.
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