Doyle Kerr

Wood River |

Doyle Elmer Kerr, 90, passed away at 12:15 am, Friday, January 27, 2023, at his residence.

Born January 5, 1933, in Buncombe, IL, he was the son of Henry Milton and Gussie (Ballard) Kerr.

A Korean War army veteran, Doyle worked as a mechanical foreman for GMO Railroad for 29 years before retiring in 1983. He was a member of Wood River Masonic Lodge #1062.

On September 27, 1952, in Buncombe, he married Bonnie Walker.  She died on March 23, 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Nancy) Kerr of Bethalto, and Kevin (Lisa) Kerr of Wood River; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Jackie Kerr; grandson, Jefferey Michael Kerr; six brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 9 am until the time of service at 11 am, Friday, February 3 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River with Rev. Julie Gvillo officiating.  Masonic Rites will be conducted at 10:30 am by Wood River Lodge #1062.

Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.  Military honors will be presented by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Obit Provided By:
Mark's Mortuary

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