Larkin Mortuary

William Earnest Kerr

04/13/1925 - 11/04/2017

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William Earnest Kerr, better known, depending on who you are, as Bill, Hon, Dad or Daddy, Grandpa or Grampa or Papa, or, in his CB radio phase, Typewriter, moved on to his next great adventure on Saturday, November 4, still a spring chicken at the age of 92.

Born on April 13, 1925, Bill was a mischievous boy who didn’t like wearing shoes or going to school very much, but loved hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He served in the Army and the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1952. He was a baker, an office machine repairman, a Little League coach and a Girl Scout leader, and once sang baritone in a barbershop quartet.

Bill was a consummate gentleman and a pretty swell dancer. He always wore suspenders, often wore a hat, and, for formal occasions, wore a string tie. He loved cruises and road trips, watching old western movies and listening to big band music. And hunting. And fishing. Especially fishing.

Bill is survived by his wife Verda; four children Sharon, Chuck, Glenn and Richard; four granddaughters Danielle, Erin, Jessica and Lindsey; and great grandson Carter.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South in Sandy, Utah. Flowers can be sent directly to Sunset Gardens. Please wear suspenders.

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  • To the entire Kerr family,
    Anne and I send our deepest condolences. You Dad, Granddad, Husband, etc. was one of my favorite people in the world. I have many wonderful memories of the time we spent together and know that he will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
    Love to all,
    Uncle Dick

    — Uncle Dick Jackson
  • My sincerest condolences to the entire Kerr family. Your father was an awesome person. My love to you all.

    — Jimmy Rogers
  • Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I loved your excellent obituary: it’s a story of a happy life, well-lived. I didn’t know your dad, but I know you; so I know that you and your family will enjoy your time together, reminiscing about your dad and all of the ways he will keep on living in your hearts. Take care!

    — Kate Brainerd