Robert “Bob” Brown Kerr
Robert “Bob” Brown Kerr, 90 of Green Cove Springs, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019. Mr. Kerr was born January 6, 1929 in Rutherford, Tennessee to parents Alvin Brown and Nannie (Pope) Kerr.
Bob retired as an Electrician’s Mate1st class with the United States Navy and was stationed at the Navy base in Green Cove Springs. In 1962 he served on a ship that was part of the Cuban missile blockade. Dad received a letter of accommodation for his bravery in putting out a ship fire during his naval career.
He retired from the Clay County School Board in 1990 where he was instrumental in maintenance of county schools and new construction of schools. He was active in the community, initiating a project to build the pavilion at the Spring Park.
Bob enjoyed volunteering at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and in events with his children with the Clay High School Band, and coaching little league baseball, farming, fishing, and smoking cigars.
His parents preceded him in death and, brothers, Daymond L. Kerr, Harold T. Kerr, Cecil Glynn Kerr, and sisters Margaret L. (Kerr) Workman, Janie S. (Kerr) Leeke, and Tresia N. (Kerr) Jenkins. Bob has one surviving brother Carl Dwight Kerr.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Conchetta “Connie” (McMahon) Kerr of Green Cove Springs, sons, Robert Bevans-Kerr (Janece) of St. Johns, FL , Ralph W. Kerr of San Benito, TX, Alvin Ray Kerr (Cynthia) of Gainesville, FL, John S. Kerr (Margarita) of Altamonte Springs, FL, and David A. Kerr (Tina) of Green Cove Springs, daughter, Glenda L. Thompson (Charles) of Green Cove Springs. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Erin, Katherine, Nathan, Samuel, Gregory, Robert, Margaret, Joshua, Christopher, Samantha, Sarah, Emily, Zachary, Travis, Megan, Kevin, and Isabella, and great grandchildren, Wesley, Adelaide, Mark, Max, Ralph, Violet, David, Charles, Natalie, Romeo, Angela, Rachel, Christina, and Charles.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Mission Church Branch), 207 Palmetto Avenue, Green Cove Springs, with Father Luke McLoughlin officiating. Burial followed in the Penney Farms Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to American Alzheimer’s Association, https://act.alz.org or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org.
Arrangements under the care of Helm-Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1811 Idlewild Avenue, SR 16, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. 904-284-9696. www.helmgallagherfh.com
Gloria Margaret Brown
Gloria Margaret Brown, 83 of Orange Park, FL passed away October 10, 2019
Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-284-7720. www.RHRFH.com
Dixie Joann Banks
Dixie Joann Banks, 85, of Orange Park, FL, passed away Oct. 15, 2019.
Broadus Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL (904) 284-4000