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Randolph “Randy” C. Kerr, age 92

Randolph “Randy” Cecil Kerr, 92, of North Little Rock, died on Wednesday December 2, 2020. He was born in Little Rock, AR July 22, 1928 to Gerald Vanaugh and Mary Rema Kerr.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Nina June Crownover, his son, Stephen Wesley Kerr, a sister, Geraldine Lambourne, and his brother Wallace Kerr.  He is survived by his brother Raymond Kerr, sons Paul Jeffrey Kerr (Carol) and John Bradley Kerr, daughter-in-law Paula Diane Kerr, granddaughters Sarah Christine Drachenberg (Philipp), Allison Paige Cobb (Jonathan), Catherine Jo Kerr, Natalie June Kerr, and his new pride and joy, great-granddaughter Charlotte Elisabeth Drachenberg. Randy attended Hendrix College, and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was also a decorated sharpshooter.  He attended Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was quite active, serving the church and its surrounding neighborhoods.  Randy shared his deep faith by his involvement in food programs for the needy, participating in home visits, mentoring school children, and speaking to various congregations as a lay minister.  He was the first minister of the Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church.  Beyond his commitment to the church, another personal passion was growing Arkansas tomatoes that excelled in size, color and, most importantly, taste. “Papa” loved giving his granddaughters $2 bills and taking them fishing.  He enjoyed reading old westerns, antiquing, and watching Arkansas Razorback games. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family would like to thank Tom Siebenmorgan, as well as the many health staff who assisted in Randy’s care.  There will be a private service at Bayo Meto Cemetery in Jacksonville, AR.  Arrangements are through A Natural State Funeral Home, also in Jacksonville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, or Hendrix College, Conway, AR.

9 Comments

  • Sharon and Gervais LeBlanc Posted December 5, 2020 11:45 AM

    Carol and Paul, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking of you. You will be in our prayers.

  • Theresa Sutton Posted December 5, 2020 2:36 PM

    So sorry to hear about Poppa passing. Love to you all, give Paul a hug from me, Carol.

  • Amy Sanders Posted December 5, 2020 2:42 PM

    I knew Randy when he pastured Sylvan Hills Methodist. In the tent. I have seen him several times since. So sorry for his passing

  • Debbie Smith Posted December 5, 2020 3:02 PM

    So deeply sorry to hear of the passing of this dear man. Prayers to the family.

  • Teresa Luneau Posted December 6, 2020 3:45 AM

    I am simply devastated to learn of Randy’s death—he and June were like my second parents when I was a teenager, and I miss them terribly. Many times I will suddenly remember one of Randy’s droll, hilarious comments on life and simply stop what I’m doing to remember what a wonderful person he was. I know he and June are safe in the palm of God’s hand.

  • monica montgomery Posted December 6, 2020 10:04 AM

    Praying for family

  • Arthur L. Pruutt, Jr. Posted December 6, 2020 10:29 AM

    My condolences and prayers to Paul, Carol and the whole Kerr family.

  • Tina Kerr Overton Posted December 6, 2020 12:07 PM

    So sorry to hear of Randy’s death.. Randy was my dad, Andy’s, first cousin. Dad always spoke highly of Randy and the other boys. My prayers are with your family. Tina (Kerr) Overton

  • Patricia Kerr Cagle Posted December 12, 2020 7:58 AM

    Sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. Randy was my dad’s (Virgil Kerr) first cousin. He always said good things about Randy.

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