James Pressley Kerr Jr.

July 22, 1957November 17, 2018
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Hickory- James Pressley Kerr Jr, 61 of Hickory passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Duke University Hospital after a brief illness. Born July 22, 1957 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late James Pressley Kerr Sr. and Helen Carter Kerr. A loving husband, father and brother, he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Besides the love for his family, concrete was his second love. James was Senior Manager for Kerrs Concrete. Survivors include wife of 29 years Jennifer Kerr of the home; a daughter Kaitlyn Kerr of Hickory; sisters Katrina Kerr Hayes and husband Frank of Charlotte and Mary Kerr Luckadoo and husband Tommy of Hickory; a brother Roger Stephen Kerr and wife Melinda of Hickory; five nieces, one great niece and other extended family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:45 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Wayne White officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory. Pallbearers will be Al Hernandez, Billy Hollar, Victor Harrelson, Davy Black, Dale Myers, Frank Hayes, Ryan Burns and Phil Whitaker. Memorial gifts may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4950 Oak Grove Church Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Arrangements are with Hickory Funeral Home.


  • Al Hernandez, Active
  • Billy Hollar, Active
  • Victor Harrelson, Active
  • Davy Black, Active
  • Dale Myers, Active
  • Frank Hayes, Active
  • Ryan Burns, Active
  • Phil Whitaker, Active

  • Oak Grove Baptist Church


  • VISITATION Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • BURIAL Wednesday, November 21, 2018

James Pressley Kerr Jr.

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Kristie Carter

November 23, 2018

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Kristie Carter (daughter of John), Jeb, Zoe, and Marina Bardon

Wayne and Sharon Sumpter

November 22, 2018

Jennifer, Kailyn and Family,
So very sorry to hear about James. We will miss seeing him mow that yard and always stopping to say Hello and joke around with us. It is such a terrible loss. All of you are in our prayers.

Donald Brooks

November 20, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of James passing, he was a very special man, and a great boss. He will be missed greatly but will never be forgotten. Jennifer , you're in our prayers if theres anything we can do just let us know. Donald Brooks and family

Roger Bass

November 20, 2018

Jennifer and the entire Kerr Family,
So sorry to hear of James' sudden passing!!!! I will miss his infectious smile and quick wit. The last few years, I haven't seen you guys very often. He always made you feel special, like he was genuinely glad to see you, when I would run into you guys. Many of us are truly blessed to have known him and to have been his friend. May God grant you His peace during this time of sadness and turn that sadness into pleasant lasting memories.
May God Bless You All!!

Roger Bass

Jeremy Krech

November 20, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Kerr family. It has been my pleasure to work with James over the past four years, and I found out early on that family, employees, and community were his mission.

Thoughts and prayers,
Jeremy Krech

Michael White

November 20, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of James passing. Truly one of the finest, most pleasant individuals I had ever met. He and Jennifer are very special to me and during my time at Everett Chevrolet it was always a pleasure to see James and his family. He will be truly missed.
Mike White

Mike Sloan

November 20, 2018

I am sad to read this news about James. I worked with James and Roger for many years during my time with F&R in Hickory.
Absolutely a great company to work with and professional in every way.
My condolences to all the Kerr family.

Patty Kirsch

November 19, 2018

Jennifer and Kaitlyn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of James. I didn't know him very well but you could see the deep love the three of you had for each other. It was very apparent through your Facebook posts . I know he will be truly missed.

With love,