Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX


Kerry Lee Hart

June 17, 1957March 2, 2020
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Kerry Lee Hart, 62, of Kempner, Texas passed away on March 2, 2020. Kerry was born on June 17, 1957 in Endicott, New York to parents Charles and Lois Hart. Kerry served in the U.S. Army from his early 20’s until his retirement in 2000 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his honorable separation from the Army; Kerry worked as a Computer Technician with Acer America Corporation. Kerry was a hardworking and strong man with a beautiful personality and a free spirit. Kerry was a master drummer who enjoyed writing and recording music with many amazing bands throughout his lifetime. He was energetic and full of life and his passion for playing the drums became an outlet for his creative and artistic soul. Kerry is proceeded in death by his parents, Charles and Lois Hart; and his lifelong love, Diane Hart. He is survived by his brother Brian Hart; sister Becky Hart; sons, Brian and Charles Hart; daughter Heather and husband Wayde Broberg; and grandchildren: Brooke, Jesse, Kaitlyn, Stryker, Kasey and Harley along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday March 12, 2020 beginning at 9am at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, Texas and proceeding out to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas where Kerry Lee Hart will receive military honors and be laid to rest.


  • Brian Hart, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Hart, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Hart, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wayde Broberg, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jesse Elizondo , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chuck Phipps, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stryker Broberg, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Memorial Service Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Committal Service & Military Honors Thursday, March 12, 2020


Kerry Lee Hart

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Teri Griswold

March 18, 2020

It is with sadness that I read this obituary. As a teenager I lived up the road from Kerry and rode the same bus. His favorite expression on the bus, was what's worse than a hurricane or a tornado?

Prior to reading this, I had hoped that Kerry and Diane were still living the dream. At one time, I was close to Diane and thought of her often over the decades although we had lost touch back in our youth.

My condolences go out to the family.

Rita Phipps

March 11, 2020

It was great fun being the groupie of the Dickie Driskel Band.A lot of laughs and talks among friends.
I'm going to miss you boyfriend.Gonna miss Your hugs.
When we meet again you'll owe me a lot of hugs.
Love Always

Debbie Rickenback

March 11, 2020

I will miss your jokes Kerry. I’m so glad we were friends. Until we meet again. Love always, Deb

Heather Broberg

March 11, 2020

To My Daddy,
Thank you for being my dad, for loving and supporting me, and for making me the woman I am today. I will miss your contagious laugh, crazy hair and bare feet; but most of all....your bigger than life hugs. I am heartbroken and completely devastated knowing that I will not get to see or speak to my daddy ever again. I know that in time, I may hurt less, but my heart will never heal and I will always miss you. I LOVE YOU DADDY!

Your Baby Girl

Kim West

March 10, 2020

When I first met Heather, I had come over to her house and she had this dollhouse that was hand crafted by Kerry. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

I also remember a time when Heather and I went to a bar when we were teenagers to help collect the entrance money, while he played his music. I specifically remember a song remade by Kerry, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” to “Knocking on Heather’s Door.”

Kerry was a talented man. This is only a glimpse of the talent that he exhibited. I couldn’t even express the things that he was able to do.

Kerry...you are loved by your family and friends. Be at peace.

Elizabeth Campos

March 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss my heart goes out to his family and friends

Mike Neri

March 9, 2020

We have known Kerry and family for years we are so sorry to hear of his passing may he Rest In Peace with Charlie and Lois an end of an era!!

Colin Rickenback

March 9, 2020

A Brother in every sense of the word.... rest peacefully my dear friend.... I’m gonna miss you


Michael and Melissa Melton

March 9, 2020

We only knew Kerry for the last 3 years, but he was so fun to be around we can still hear his enormous laugh, he dedicated himself to our band and really put his time and love into our music. We feel we really had something special with him being our drummer and will miss him dearly.

Gina Frye

March 5, 2020

You were a great man and a great brother in law! You had the best sense of humor and I will miss you giving me hell over those “Cowgirls”. I’ll think of you every time they play now! Maybe they’ll go to the Super Bowl next year just for you!! You will forever be missed!!!


Doing what he loved!