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DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

201 South Hydraulic, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Gerald "Jerry" Leroy Kerr Jr.

October 4, 1956September 16, 2019
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Gerald (Jerry) L. Kerr, Jr’s spirit entered heaven on Sept. 16, 2019.

Born Oct. 4, 1956, to Marjorie Gaskill Kerr & Gerald L. Kerr, Sr. in Dodge City. Jerry attended Ft. Hays State University & held degrees from DCCC & the former St. Mary of the Plains College, from which he graduated with high honors. He earned Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Suzanne Muncy Kerr, Wichita, 2 step-children, Graham (Amanda) Gilbert, Ashland, NE, Lauren (Carlton) Collins, Wichita; son. Chandler (Kristin) Schneurle, Almena; and 7 grandchildren—Emerson & Nathaniel Gilbert; Kosi, Tahlia & Quinn Collins; Audrey & Kanon Schneurle; brother-in-law, Howard (Diane) Muncy, Dodge City; sister-in-law, Marti Muncy, Wichita; step-brother, Frank Peters, Dodge City; numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Sandy Morris, Omaha, & Pam Peters, Dodge City.

He operated Sonrise Christian Preschool at the 1st Baptist Church, Dodge City, founded & operated Chapter & Verse Christian Bookstore, Dodge City; founded & operated College Hill B & B, Wichita. He also worked as an ISO for Ford County & Sedgwick County Dep’t of Corrections & most recently worked at Cabela’s, Wichita.

His varied interests included attending car races, cooking, writing children’s stories, playing the drums & sharing Jesus’ love at every opportunity.

  • FAMILY

  • Suzanne Muncy Kerr, Wife
  • Gerald L. Kerr, Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie Gaskill Kerr, Mother (deceased)
  • Suzanne Muncy Kerr, Wife
  • Graham (Amanda) Gilbert, Step-child
  • Lauren (Carlton) Collins, Step-child
  • Chandler (Kristen) Schneurle, Son
  • Emerson Gilbert, Grandchild
  • Nathaniel Gilbert, Grandchild
  • Kosi Collins, Grandchild
  • Tahlia Collins, Grandchild
  • Quinn Collins, Grandchild
  • Audrey Schneurle, Grandchild
  • Kanon Schneurle, Grandchild
  • Howard (Diane) Muncy, Brother-in-law
  • Marti Muncy, Sister-in-law
  • Frank Peters, Step-brother
  • Sandy Morris, Sister (deceased)
  • Pam Peters, Sister (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge
  • Communities of Heaven

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 29, 2019

Memories

Gerald "Jerry" Leroy Kerr Jr.

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Kelley Marshall

September 28, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I had the pleasure of working with Gerry at SFTCC and at Juvenile Services in Dodge City when I was first starting out as a probation officer. He was a kind man. I was lucky to work with Lauren later on. God Bless and Much Love.

Terry Lee

September 24, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Jerry was such a good friend as we grew up together from kindergarten, right on through college and beyond. I could not begin to share all the stories in this limited space but Jerry was a continual source of laughter in the many adventures we had over the years. From the food fight we started in the school cafeteria in 5th grade to riding El Capitan late one summer night, he was right there, my partner in hilarious nonconformity. But he was also a man of God and taught me that you can be a Christian and still have crazy fun. The last time I saw him was at our 40th high school reunion and he was still making me laugh. His 3 nicknames: Leroy, Tinkerbell, and ErpSnerp all carry hilarious memories in their origin. Suzanne and family, you will be in my prayers. So long Leroy, the world was a better place for having known you.

Lisa Riley

September 23, 2019

Jerry was my cousin on my mother's side. Jerry and his wife came to visit me last fall. We hadn't seen each other since we were kids. It meant so much to me that he looked me up! I enjoyed our visit and had hoped to have many more visits. I am so deeply sadden by his passing. May God bless!

With Love,

Lisa Dasenbrock Riley

Cindy Post

September 22, 2019

Suzanne and family. Jerry was a classmate/friend since kindergarten. Even though the years have separated us I still smile thinking back to his laugh and bright smile. He was such a good person. My thoughts are with you all.
Cindy Thoman Post

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