Jennings Lee Kerns

December 29, 1937January 25, 2013
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Jennings Lee Kerns, 75, of Waynesboro, passed away on Friday morning, January 25, 2013, at his residence. He was born on December 29, 1937, in Rockingham County, a son of the late Alvan R. and Ethel Reedy Kerns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Camilla Mitchell and a brother, Reginald L. Kerns. Jennings was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren and retired in 1991 from the Waynesboro DuPont plant after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Staunton Eagles Aerie 680, Waynesboro Elks No. 2270 and Waynesboro Moose No. 1309. Jennings enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his camp. He is survived by his wife, Dolores "Dee" Kerns; daughter, Tonya R. Kerns-Eimer and husband, Barry, of Roseville, California; a stepdaughter, Angela Craig and husband, Chris, of Waynesboro; a grandchild, Alyssa Madison-Eimer; step granddaughter, Laura Craig-Sims; step grandson, Joshua Craig; two sisters, MaryAnn Trent of Roanoke and Josie M. Neff of Dayton, Virginia; one brother, R. E. "Buck" Kerns of Dayton; nine nieces, Gale, Wrenda, Ginger, Debbie, Kathy, Judy, Vicky, Rhonda and Kimberly; and four nephews, Wesley, Jeremy, Nathan and Jonathan. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with the Reverend Todd Crowder officiating. Waynesboro Elks Lodge No. 2270 will conduct a service in the chapel following the funeral service. Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Jim Wills, Donnie Bryan, Calvin Clements, Mike Cromer, George Cromer and Lee Simmons. Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Showalter, Jerry Conner, Bobby Gabler, Dennis Kerns, Virgil Robinson, and Buddy Truslow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice . Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences on line at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 30, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Dick Heatwole

January 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Jennings passing, we had a lot of good times over the years.
We rode to work together for a few years and have good memories of that time.
May God be with you in this time of Sorrow.
Dick Heatwole

January 31, 2013

Dee, We were so shocked to get our Elk's letter and read about our old friend.
We go back a long way together, beginning at Shenandoah College.
Our most sincere sympathy.
Betty and David Kiser, Blue Grass,Va.


January 30, 2013

Will miss u greatly!!! We will never forget all the fun times we had in Hatteras..and all the other memories our families had together...thanks to you and Dolores for first intoducing us to "THE BEACH" 30 yrs ago..we love and miss you..I know the first thing you will say when you get to heaven.."OOHHH BOOYYY"

January 29, 2013

We will miss you so much, you are going home please give my mom a hug for me, Dee aim so sorry, your are in my prayers and in my heart.

Vicky Cummings and familly, Marietta GA.

frances,larry.billie royer

January 29, 2013

the kerns family
jennings will be missed by a lot of friends he was a sweet and good person
i liked talking with him and his friends god bless you everyone

Pretrea Mawyer

January 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the whole family during this difficult time.

January 29, 2013

My heart goes out to the Kerns Family.Jennings always was upbeat and very nice.My uncle was always looking forward to going to Florida with him,for the winter months.I know he will greatly be missed. Sending all my love, Sharon Robinson Schultz and Family

Joe Gleese

January 29, 2013

Dear Dolores!

May the Holy Spirit bring great comfort to you, your family, and Jennings' family now in this time of deep sorrow.

Wilmer Kerns

January 29, 2013

Delores, you and Tonya are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead. Jennings will be missed by a great circle of friends and relatives. He had a level-head and a good perspective. Although we did not see each other often during later years, I held the deepest respect, love and admiration for him. God bless you now and always!

January 29, 2013

Dee and Angie and Tonya so sorry for your loss. Love Paulette Craig