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David A. Kerr

Jul 1, 2016

David A. Kerr of Shepherdstown passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Berkeley Medical Center.

Born Nov. 12, 1939, in Clarksburg, he was the son of the late George Porter Kerr, Jr. and Mary Gertrude Jones Kerr.

He was a 1957 graduate of Shepherdstown High School, and a 1968 graduate of Shepherd College. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps from 1962 to 1964. He had been employed by the Maryland Department of the Environment and Washington County Health Department for 34 years as a Public Health Sanitarian; and previously employed by the RCA Service Company, and Aerospace Corporation Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral, Florida. He also taught with the Berkeley County Schools for one year.

David was a member of the American Legion Post #0042 of Hagerstown, Maryland, and a member of Mt. Nebo Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons from 1990 to present. He was also a member of the Shepherdstown Fire Department from 1957 to present, serving several positions, including: chief engineer, driver, secretary, treasurer and trustee.

He was a member of New Street United Methodist Church from 1954, where he had served on various committees.

David is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn J. Kerr; two children, Gindy Kerr Goff and husband, John, of Shepherdstown and Brian George Kerr of Seattle, Washington; and two grandchildren, Matthew and Lily Goff of Shepherdstown.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra K. Busey.

Funeral service were held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at New Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dee-Ann Dixon officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the New Street United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown; or the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneraHomesWV.com.