Rev. Dorris Kerby, 88, left this earthly life to shout all over God's heaven at 6:53 A.M.Tuesday, September 25,2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center 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 Mackey Church 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 close friends. 

Friends may visit from
4:00 until 8:00 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 Randolph Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pocohontas, AR, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the local VFW.