On April 3rd, 2020 Diane Tate Kerr, fabulous wife, wonderful daughter, devoted mother & mother in law, and loving grandmother passed away at the age of 75.
Diane was born on September 19, 1944 in Little Rock, AR to the late Park Elbert Tate and Mildred Huey Tate Ellard. She enjoyed growing up with her late brother Gary Don Tate. Diane married Raymond Terry Kerr on June 6, 1964. Their three children are Kimberly Alas Kerr Moore (David) of Conway, AR, Caleb Alan Kerr (Hilary) of Fishers, IN, and Joshua Clint Kerr (Leah) Beebe, AR. Diane had 6 grandchildren Mollie Olivia Bradford (Zachary), Melodie Elisabeth Moore, Henry Tate Kerr, Eli Patton Kerr, Ryce Caleb Kerr, and Joleigh Parke Kerr. She was lovingly called by several different names, Diane, Bumpkin, Mom, and TwoMama.
She graduated from Little Rock Central High School with honors. Diane was a Certified Professional Secretary and retired from A.O. Smith Inland after 20 years. Diane and Ray shared many adventures together during their 55 years of marriage. Shortly after they were married they moved to Alaska while Ray was stationed there while in the Navy. They returned back home to Little Rock two years later with their first child. They continued traveling their whole lives. These trips took them to nearly all 50 states. Visits to Hawaii and Alaska were among the favorites.
Diane was a member of Grace Doctrine Church in St. Charles, MO and was an avid Bible student under the teaching of Pastor Teacher Joe Griffin. Diane introduced all 3 of her children to the Lord and devoted consistent energy imparting Biblical truths and doctrines to each of them during their childhood, and adulthood years too. The greater impact to her children did not come through her words, but the manner in which she consistently lived her life. A special thanks to Joe & Jo Henra Griffin and Weldon & Danna Schott for their continual prayers, care packages, flowers, cards, and support.
The family wishes to thank Arkansas Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Arkansas Hospice Foundation of Conway.
In light of the ongoing public health concerns and in compliance with the current CDC guidelines, the family has decided to have a private graveside service for the immediate family.