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Michael Joe Kerr, 56, of Sarcoxie, Mo., departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Michael entered this life on December 30, 1960, to the late Frank and Lavada (Shipp) Kerr in Sacramento, Calif. His early childhood he lived in California, later moving to Galena, Mo. He also resided in Springdale, Ark., and in 1995, he moved to Sarcoxie.
On June 4, 1990, in Fayetteville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Carla Parmley.
Michael was the owner of Rid-A-Mole, a Wildlife Control Operator and operated his business for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sarcoxiei. He enjoyed classic cars, Geocaching, "70's" music and movies, spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. Michael was a hard worker and loved his job.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Frank Kerr and Retha Drinkwater.
Michael is survived by his wife, Carla, of the home; one daughter, Ashley Dumire and husband, Lee, of Emporia, Kan.; two sons, Michael Kerr and wife, Cindy, of Galena, Mo., and Brian Kerr, of Crane, Mo.; his grandchildren, Aleah, Makayla, Destiny, and Julia; his mother in law, Belva Lou Parmley, of Sarcoxie; his siblings, Linda Kelley and husband, Steve, of Roseville, Calif., Mark Kerr and wife, Pat, of Oneida, N.Y., Jeff Kerr and wife, Kay, of Fayetteville, and Laura Lantz and husband, Dan, of Springdale; sister- in- law, Sharon Kerr, of Fayetteville; three brothers- in- law, Eugene Parmley, Ronald Parmley and wife, Jill, all of Sarcoxie, and John Drinkwater, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th, at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home in Sarcoxie, with Pastor Scott Pogue officiating. Interment will follow at the Sarcoxie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Kevin Guinn, J.T. Roberson, Jason Chandler, Randy Huff, Ed Brown, and Terry Barlow.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Cornell-Beshore Cancer Center, Freeman Foundation and may be left at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, Sarcoxie.
Published on February 24, 2017
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