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Joseph “Joey” Leon Kerr, Jr., 62, of Savannah, Georgia, died Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Joseph Leon Kerr, Sr. and the late Ann Reed Kerr. Joey was of the Catholic faith. He was a 1976 graduate of Jenkins High School. Joey was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 508. He was employed as an ENI supervisor with Pinova as well as with Rayonier and Kerr-McGee. Joey loved boating, hunting, and fishing with his children and friends. He also loved riding his Harley during bike week in Daytona.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Charles Kerr, and a brother-in-law, Glenn Bowen.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Nelson Lanier; one daughter, Rebekah Kerr; two sons, Joseph L. “Trey” Kerr III and his wife, Kori, and Michael G. Kerr; two grandchildren, Keyli Kerr and Julia Kerr; his father, Joseph Leon Kerr, Sr.; one sister, Suzie Kerr Bowen; one niece, Traci Shreck and her husband, Mark; two nephews, Brian Bowen and his wife, Elise, and Travis Bowen and his wife, Summer; two step-children, Gabriel “Gabe” Usry and his wife Kadi, and Natalie Lanier, and two step-grandsons, Spencer and Layton Usry.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon, March 9, 2020, at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society – Post Office Box 60786, Savannah, Georgia 31420-7732.

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  1. John robbins says:

    I would like to express my condolences on the passing of joe kerr.i worked for joe jr at american cynamid thru its transitions to tronox.played golf with hhim and his father joe truly sorry to read of his passing

  2. Keelie Reed says:

    I’m in shock and deeply sorry to hear about Joey’s, Joe’s passing
    A family hit way too much with loss. Sending love and prayers to the Kerr family, Suzie, Joe’s children, especially. Lordy!

  3. Bobby Sturgess says:

    I worked with Joe for many years. He was a great man and friend. You will be missed by many. Prayers for your family and friends.

  4. Steve Fuller says:

    My first memory of Joe was when I was 13 yrs old and Joe and his friends let me tag along deer hunting. Later in life I had the pleasure of riding Harley’s with Joe. I will miss Joe and always calling me Stevie. I was better for knowing him. Miss you already Pal. Steve Fuller

  5. Perry Russell says:

    I worked with Joe at American Cyanamide and also with Joe being being a E&I Supervisor for Tronox. Joe had many friends at the plant and was well like. I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to his family and all his many friends. Joe, will be sorely missed.
    Perry Russell

  6. John Tucker says:

    Rest in Peace my friend , so many good memories of working with and around you at Cyanamid, plus the times fishing and playing golf. You will be missed by many. Prayers for all your family.

  7. Ted and Shirley Akins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe, Sr. and family. I wish we could be there with you. Please call if you need anything.

  8. Tim Green and Family says:

    So sorry to hear this. It was a great pleasure working with Joe at Rayonier. He is a great respectful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kerr family.

  9. James Smith says:

    I worked with Joe at Tronox for about 8 years. He was a wonderful mentor to others and myself. You will be missed my friend. Prayers for your family and friends.

  10. Clay and Debra Bragg says:

    A very good man and a fine friend we will miss you. Some great hunting trips some great fishing trip so many laughs and a great time together. Many a mile up and down back and forth for so many years running the roads to earn another dollar. Sometimes we laughed we slept we froze we drove the Good Lord gave us all a safe passage. I think the Lord for the many times together. May God give you peace my good friend . To all the family may God be with you all as we suffer the loss of dad a husband and a Special Friend. Love ya Joey

  11. Cherise Bowman says:

    To Joeys children, Mr. Kerr, and Susie,

    I’m so sorry for your pain and sorrow. Joey is as so sweet, fun, and kind. He will be missed by so many people! He seemed to be friends with everyone he crossed paths with.

    God Bless You❤️

    Cherise Bowman

  12. Joe Becton says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joey back in the late 70’s. I know he will be missed greatly.

  13. Tony and Cathy Joiner says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Kerr family. I had the pleasure of knowing the family in my junior high years. My husband knew Joey throughout their work years. Throughout all of these years, he was the same fun loving and big hearted person.

    Everyone will be in our prayers.

  14. Pamela Shaw Nelson says:

    I grew up with Joey, Susie, and Greg. His parents, Joe and Ann were like a second set of parents to me whom I adored. I was so saddened when I read he was in an accident and passed away. I wanted to reconnect with Joey and spoke with him a few months ago. I will not speak with him again and my heart is broken. My heart goes out to Joey’s father, Joe, and his sister, Susie. Life will not be the same, but he is with his mom and he is safe. I love you Joe and Susie and will keep you in my prayers and my thoughts……….Love Pam

  15. Joann Shaw says:

    My condolences to Joe, Susie, and Joey”s children. I know your hearts are broken. Joey was like one of my own when our kids were growing up. He will truly be missed by so many. My prayers are with you, Joe, Susie, and Joey’s beautiful children.

  16. Lynne Henley says:

    I was so shocked when I learned of Joe’s death . Joe was the kindest, most big hearted man I knew. We ran in the same circles knew a lot of the same people. I know he loved his family dearly. He always spoke of his kids. He always had a smile on his face. You will be missed dearly Joe. I hope you are riding that Harley ! Friends forever….love ya.

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