Edwin E. Kerr, 1926-2003, Sedalia

Edwin Ellis "Ed" Kerr, 77, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

He was born May 18, 1926, in Cole Camp, a son of Ernest and Minnie Kerr. In 1961, he married May L. Walker, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Kerr was born and raised in Cole Camp, where he attended school before moving to Sedalia. He worked in a steel mill, traveled with the race horse circuit, and worked for the Chamberlin family farms, Homakers Furniture and Sacred Heart Church from which he retired. Being a man who couldn't sit still, he went back to work for Green Thumb and worked at the Sedalia Boys Club and Parkhurst. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working around the yard and driving his car.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen Kerr and Joyce Small, both of Sedalia, and Patricia Thompson, of Denver; a son, Larry Mack, of Boonville; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a special friend, Wanda Byrd. He was also predeceased by his parents, a sister, Amy Williams, a brother, Alvin Kerr, Sr., and a grandson, Eric Thompson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burns Freewill Baptist Chapel, with the Rev. Eugene Poole officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be no family visitation.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.