Rev. DorrisKerby, 88, left this earthly life to shout all over
God's heaven at A.M.Tuesday, September 25,2007 at St. Mary's MedicalCenter in Evansville, IN.
He retired as a union pipe
fitter and welder in the construction industry in 1985. He was a member of UA
Local 136 of Evansville, IN for 40 years. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army
during WWII, where he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Service
Award. He was a member of the American Legion Post 256 at Oakland City, IN. He was ordained as a minister in 1977. He served as a
part-time evangelist and interim pastor from 1977 to 2000. He was a member of
the MackeyChurch of the Nazarene in Mackey,
IN. He served on the Board of Directors for Doulos Family Services in Princeton, IN for 7 years. Additionally, he was an accomplished
custom quilt designer and maker, having produced hundreds of special quilts,
some of which are in foreign countries.
He was born in Bogota, IL to Edgar James Kerby and
Katie (Cravens) Kerby on October 4, 1919. He was preceded in death by his parents and two
brothers, Eldon and Allen Kerby.
Rev. Kerby is survived by his wife of 66 years,
Lucille (Martin) Kerby of Oakland City; 2 sons and
daughters-in-law, Robert (Beverly) Kerby of Rockford,
IL and Raymond (Linda) Kerby of Phoenix, AR; 2
daughters and sons-in-law, Myrna (Randy) Lemmons
of Oakland City and Marilyn (Cleatus) Jones of Mt. Vernon,
IN; and an adopted son and daughter-in-law Mike (Gina)
Jones of Owensville, IN. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Dorothy Snider and
Kathy Wood, both of Snohomish, WA; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 11 great-great
grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of very special
Friends may visit from
until P. M. on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Com-Colvin Funeral Home, Inc.
Visitation will be held on
Monday, October 1,2007 at the McNabb Funeral Home in Pocohontas, AR from 12:00
Noon until 2:00 P. M., with Funeral Services at 2:00 P. M., with the Rev. Bill
L. Reed, Pastor of the Mackey Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will
follow at the RandolphMemorialGardensCemetery in Pocohontas, AR, where military graveside rites will be conducted by
the local VFW.