Jason Kerr

jason kerr
LINDEN Funeral services for Jason Franklin Kerr, 36, of Linden, will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at New Colony Baptist Church with Cole Dywer and Bro. Tim Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in New Colony Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc., in Linden. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Kerr was born June 21, 1974 in Huntington, PA to William R. Kerr and Judy Booher Winfree. He passed away in Vernon, Texas on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. Jason was a graduate of Linden-Kildare High School and was a member of Pipeliners Union 798, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Survivors include his wife Stormy Van Hess Kerr of Linden; a step-son, Triston Brown of Linden; his father, Bill Kerr of Shirleysburg, PA; his mother, Judy Winfree of Huntington, PA; a sister, Nicole Brown of Shirleysburg, PA; step-mother, Renaye Allen of Galveston, TX; two grandmothers, Kaylene Terry, PA, Jean McElreth and Jim Gibson of Shirleysburg, PA, five aunts, Susan Miller of Dry Run, PA, Julie Moore of Shirleysburg, PA, Kathy Rinker of Huntington, PA, Brenda Cornelius of Florida, and Dawn Booher of Kansas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ted and Laura Van Hess of Linden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Wendy Lockard of Linden; special niece, Alexis Lockard of Linden; two nieces, Alisa Brown, Destiny Biemesderfer, cousins, Hannah Walters, Kaitlyn Norris and Kera Zeigler all of PA; five uncles and aunts, Brian and Katie Cave, Bill and Leisa Churchman, and John Paul and LeAnn Trim all of Linden, and Levi and Melonie McDuff; uncle-in-law and auntin-law, Johnny and Kathy Swarers; many cousins, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather William F. Kerr, step-grandmother, Lynda McDuff and step-grandfather, Donald Cave.

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  1. My heart and prayers go out to each family member and to each life Jason touched. It seems everyone who knew him loved him. He had the sweetest smile and that is what I'll remember most. I pray that the Lord will wrap each of you in a blanket of comfort and bring you through this. Rest in Peace, Jake.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss at the hurt that each of Jason's family is feeling, May God hold and comfort you during this time of grief and sorrow and bring to mind all of the happy memories and times that you all have shared with Jason.

  3. Nicole & Family,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jason. He was truely an awesome man. I thank God that me & my family were able to know him. My heart goes out to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless each of you in this difficult time. Mendy Henderson

  4. Levi,Lisa,and Leann, please know that,although we can't possibly imagine what you are going through; our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Jason was a good guy and will always be remembered as the friend that he was to all of us.

  5. Jason was a great guy and will be missed by many. My prayers are with his family and friends. Nicole- I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. We are all so sorry to have lost Jason. So many words- We wish we could say-but-we do understand loss. So,So sorry. Love The Tidwell,Strickland, Smith, Families.

  7. Jason was a great guy, I am sorry I did not get to know him as the amazing man he turned out to be. As a classmate of Jason's I will always remember his smile! My prayers are with all of his family and friends.

  8. My thoughts & prayers go out to Jason's family friends & our graduating class of 92. You was truly an awesome guy. Full of life & laughter. Always crackin jokes. You will be missed but never forgotten "Kerr Dog"!

  9. May God be with you as you go through this difficult time. Family and Friends are in my prayers. Jason will be dearly missed.

  10. I wrote the following message, the day that we lost Jason. I hope we can all take something positive out of this tragedy. I'm sure that is what Jason would want & we owe him that. While taking a walk, I suddenly had an epiphany (perhaps it was directly from Jason or God or both). It was to learn to be forgiving of one another, no matter what wrongs have been done to you. Jason had a lot to be bitter about, yet he never really spoke bad of anyone. He had to be one of the most forgiving people I've ever met. So on this day of his death, I believe that the best way we can honor his life is to emulate him. Rest in peace my precious friend.

  11. I never had the opportunity to meet Jason but I know what a wonderful and loving family he came from. The stories I have heard about Jason he was a very special individual and I am sorry for the heartache and loss the family is feeling right now.

  12. Jasons' TreasuresJust last month, I had the pleasure of spending time with Jason. We went to a flea market and he found a unique 1/2 of an arrowhead. He was so excited, because he wasn't sure if it had actually been carved that way or if it had been broken. He had such an appreciation for the simplest things in life & never really needed or expected anything special.I thank God that I was blessed to know him and share stories with him about the little things in life that really matter.I have a vase that my grandmother made, many years ago, that has all kinds of treasures attached to it with clay. Every time he was here visiting, he would take the vase off of the mantle and study it for a long time. Just this last time he was here, he said "There are 4 arrowheads in this". He was so amazed with it and I told my husband that if anything ever happened to me, I wanted Jason to have that. I never dreamed that things would turn out the way they have.My heart is breaking for the loss of such a wonderful human being. There will never be another Jason. Our loss is most certainly Heavens' gain. Rest in peace, my precious nephew.

  13. Stomry and Family, Im so sorry for your lose.Jake was such a caring man, and always had that innocent smile on his face. All I can think about is when we was younger him and his dad catching the wild bob cats then scaring us with them. You never knew what he was up to next. May god watch over you and your family as you all go through this tough time in your life. You will be truly missed "Kerr Dog"

  14. My Nephew JasonWhen Jason came home to Pa. for a visit, he would love to set on the front porch and just talk. He loved to hear stories of my childhood.The ones about his dad and his aunt Susie and I, and believe me there were some stories to tell! He just absorbed all the information he could about his heritage. As a child, he was the kindest,happiest child ever. As an adult he had qualities that many of us never have. Love for family & love for life. Just please know that Jason Kerr was one the greatest people to have walked this earth, even if it were only for a short time. I miss you & I will cherish our times together. Jason, please take care of Pappy Kerr for me until I get there. Love you, Your Aunt Julie.

  15. I wrote the following message, the day that we lost Jason. I hope we can all take something positive out of this tragedy. I'm sure that is what Jason would want & we owe him that. While taking a walk, I suddenly had an epiphany (perhaps it was directly from Jason or God or both). It was to learn to be forgiving of one another, no matter what wrongs have been done to you. Jason had a lot to be bitter about, yet he never really spoke bad of anyone. He had to be one of the most forgiving people I've ever met. So on this day of his death, I believe that the best way we can honor his life is to emulate him. Rest in peace my precious friend.

  16. im sorry for your loss. i know what you are going through. Kerr dogg was one of the finest persons i knew. im glad to call him a friend.

  17. My precious grandson, where do I begin to tell you how much you meant to us both? I thank God for the time that we had & will sure miss your visits.Love Always,Grandma Jean

  18. Dear Jason,Through you Mother Judy, I felt as if I knew you. How you brought a smile to her heart.Rest in peace knowing that you were loved. Your kindness and friendship will always be remembered

  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Jason was a wonderful young man and I enjoyed teaching him in Junior High. He will be truly missed.

  20. New ArtifactsJason was a surface artifact hunter. When I think of Jason, I think of him popping up at various places, the Country Store or the gas pump, or just about anywhere and saying, "Look at what I just found!" He would proceed to show me a bird point (or several), a spear, 5 or 6 Gary's, a few broken chips, some pottery pieces, maybe a bead, and some rocks that had been chipped hundreds of years ago by an Indian. One never knew what he would have in his pocket. He was always so excited to show off his 'finds'. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for these simple things in life: Spending time looking for rocks, finding rocks of long ago, the stories of how he imagined the Indians used the simple tools. The excitement he had to look for these treasures and share what he had found by showing them off. Jason was truly a kind and generous man. I know heaven is excited to receive him, and if there are artifacts there he has started collecting them. I can't wait for him to show them to me.

  21. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jason will truly be missed. I will never forget the great times we shared from school, baseball,or the visit we had just over a week ago on the phone. God bless you all.

  22. I wrote the following message, the day that we lost Jason. I hope we can all take something positive out of this tragedy. I'm sure that is what Jason would want & we certainly owe him that much. While taking a walk, I suddenly had an epiphany (perhaps it was directly from Jason or God or both). It was to learn to be forgiving of one another, no matter what wrongs have been done to you. Jason had a lot to be bitter about, yet he never really spoke bad of anyone. He had to be one of the most forgiving people I've ever met. So on this day of his death, I believe that the best way we can honor his life is to emulate him. Rest in peace my precious friend.

  23. In loving memory of my only sonJason Franklin Kerr ~ 6/21/1974 ~ 9/22/"No Good-Byes" By: Judy Ann WinfreePlease don't ever say good-bye,It's not the word to choose.So never say good-bye to me,And I won't say it to you.Although when I am near you,I know that you can't see.Fore only my weary body leftbut now my spirit is free.So I'll be on my way nowBut know within your heartThat you my friend are precious to meright from the very start.One day when you see a rainbowor a tiny little birdJust know that I'm right there with youand I hear your every word.In life my time was troubledmy weary soul did grieveBut in the spirit realm I thrivebecause my spirit's free.So you be on your way nowand everywhere you goI'll be watching over youthis you surely know.Angels can go anywhere they ever dreamed to beI'll be right there by your sidealthough you'll never seeI'll carry all your burdens friendwhen you're too weak to tryThough I know I'll see you soon my friend,For we never said good-bye.One day when you are lonely,And a tear falls from your eye.Just look up to the Heavensand you'll see me in the sky.Like Angel wings on butterflieslook around and you will seeI never really left youyou're not that far from me.Good-bye just sounds so final,When it's time for us to part.So How can you be missing me,When you have me in your heart.

  24. (((((((((((((((((( "Your Dash" )))))))))))))))))))I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.He referred to the dates on his tombstone,from the beginning to the end.He noted that first came his date of birth,and spoke the following date with tears,But he said what mattered most of allwas the dash between those years.For that dash representsall the time that he spentalive here on this earth,And now, only those who loved him,know what that little line is worth.For it matters not, how much we own,the cars, the house, the cash.What matters most is how we live and love,and how we spend our dash.So think about this long and hard,Are there things you'd like to change?For you never know how much time is left,that still can be rearranged.If we could just slow down enough,to consider what's true and real,and always try to understandthe way other people feel.And be less quick to anger,and show appreciation more,And love the people in our lives,like we've never loved before.If we treat each other with respect,and more often wear a smile,Remembering that this special dashmight only last a little while.So…when your eulogy is readwith your life's' actions to rehash,Would you be proud of the things they sayabout how you've spent your dash? Jason Franklin Kerr ~ 6/21/1974 ~ 9/22/2010Rest in peace my beautiful son.

  25. I would like to say thank god for the time we had him with us jason an i were class mates an graduated together i often seen him at the country store with a smile an we would say hello or most lightly talk about other class mates we havent seen but never have i seen him without a smile a wave or a hello he will be miss by all may god bless u all an keep u strong my prayers are with u .

  26. My precious and sweet nephew. May you rest and have everlasting peace as you go home to the Lord. Please know how very much you were loved and cared for and missed. Heaven will be everything you deserved but never had down here. I will love you and miss you always .Until we meet again, be ever so near. Love you, Aunt Brenda

  27. Nicole and family of Jason, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jason was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family during this time.

  28. " The Gift " by: Judy Ann Winfree In those times when you feel that you haven't a friend .. When the hours and minutes just crawl .. know that God hears your pleas when your down on your knees .. Know that God is the answer for all … God is patiently waiting to help you … If only you'd outstretch your hand … No sorrow … no worry … no tears and no pain … These things aren't at all what He planned… His gifts may not come in a season … Of bright fancy lights all a glow … Rest assured that He knows when to give them .. Be it sunny or cloudy or snow … No fancy paper … or ribbon … No fancy box or bow … Not Macy's …Not Nieman's … Nor Harrods … or Saks .. God shops where none of us know .. His gifts are not purchased with money .. His gifts are not bartered with gold … No diamonds … or rubies … or pearls can compare .. To the price that was paid for your soul … His promise of life everlasting … Not a promise made just for a few … On Earth as it is in Heaven .. God is patiently waiting for you … There will never be a gift greater … Than the one that God hath wrought .. He prepared a place filled with beauty by grace .. Such a gift just can never be bought .. God sent His only Son Jesus … If only we'd follow His lead … There's no want or no need … That's too great a deed With faith only the size of a seed .. He is waiting and wanting to help us .. All our battles have been fought and won .. He envisioned a place filled with beauty and grace .. God gave us the gift of His Son .. Jesus knew that His days would be numbered … Promised love and forgiveness not strife…. As He hung on that Cross … Jesus paid all the costs … Jesus paid for our sins with His life…

  29. My prayers go out to you all. Nicole, I love you for ever, and my heart goes out to you. I remember what seemed like nor long ago, you and I at your house just "hanging out" and me drooling over your super hot brother I wished I was dating! Lol. Stormy…I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you were crazy about him. I love you very much even though u got to go out with every guy I ever had a crush on! Lol. If u ever need someone to talk to, I am always here for you.

  30. My wonderful brother. I think about you as soon as I wake and your all I think about during the day. My heart aches, it feels like it's been ripped out of my chest and my stomach is in knots. I will never understand why this had to happen…. Your smile lit up a room everytime you entered. I have so many wonderful memories of us that I will cherish forever. The bond between a brother and sister is something so precious–but you and I know what we had was even stronger. May you rest in peace. I love you always Jake!!

  31. Just letting Triston and his mother know that Caity and myself are thinking of you guys in your time of sadness. So sorry for your loss.

  32. My heart and prayers go out to Kerr dog's family he was and is a special man he helped me on a pipeline job in atlanta tx and i enjoyed every second of it from his knowledge of arrowheads and old stuff he found in a stream his funny side and his serious side,from the phone calls he'd make just to say hi and see if i was working or where i was heading I will miss those calls and the fellowship and the laughter that came with my buddy Kerr dog

  33. My precious nephew. I miss you so much. You meant so much to all of us and we will forever remember your sweet smile and all our wonderful stories of hunting arrowheads and memories of your childhood. I know God must have needed another angel. You will be forever in my heart! I love you Jake!

  34. The love your mother has for you will be a part of her forever. You live on in her heart. Years and circumstances never diminish the bond between mother and child, nor is there any negation of the natural, God-given right that is a Mother's alone to nurture that child. God's will be done.

  35. Dear Judy, May God Bless you during your time of great loss. I love ya my friend and I'm praying for you….With MUCH love and a BIG hug, GinaPS..what a wonderful, handsome son ya have there and YOU WILL BE WITH HIM AGAIN ONE DAY SOON!

  36. My heart breaks for my dear sister Judy at the loss of her only child. It breaks for her missing his childhood but rejoices in being blessed to find him again and see the man he became. A man that was so loved by all who knew him. I am evermore sorry Jason that we never got a chance to meet. I was so looking forward to coming down to Texas with my sister and all your cousins that you also never got a chance to know…"someday." May this be a reminder to all who read this, that someday is too far away. Live your lives outloud and live for the day at hand. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you every chance you get and forgive one another. Our time together is precious, treat it as such. The day I heard the news of Jason's tragic death I sought comfort in my Bible and comfort I found… "But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." That chapter goes on to say, that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night… The memories you hold in your hearts of the son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin or dear friend are like those thousand years and noone can take them away. May God comfort each one of you with his everlasting love that is as far as the east is from the west. Love one another, Aunt Dawn Marie

  37. Memories of Our Childhood TogetherI'm going to share some childhood memories I have of Jake and I. Since I was a little girl I have always thought that I have "the coolest brother". I can remember getting on the school bus the first few days of each year (a little nervous) but thinking..no one is going to mess with me cause I'm Kerr Dog's little sister! I'd march right up on that bus behind Jake proud that he was my big brother! Dad, Jake and I went on many fishing trips in dads little boat. Him and Jake would load it up in the back of Dad's old Chevy truck and off we went. Not sure why but I was always alittle scared that the boat was gonna tip with all of us in it. (maybe because it was so small) Jake assured me the boat wasn't gonna tip and he'd say "just get your pole in the water". And Dad may not know it but when he thought I was putting that worm on my hook–most of those times Jake did it for me. He knew I didn't really like it. :)Another funny thing Jake did. Him and Dad had watched Platoon one evening. And all I can remember is in the middle of the night Jake came running through the house pretending to have a gun in his hands screaming "their coming their coming their gonna get us." And he was asleep! Mom and Dad asked him about it the next day and he had no idea what they were talking about.Jake played baseball and I played softball growing up. He always practiced with me in the backyard, or hit grounders and fly balls to me. He was never too busy to spend an extra moment with his little sister. When I started driving Jake had a blue Nissan truck. I thought I would be slick and take it when he fell asleep one night. That is just what I did. I thought I was so cool driving my brother's truck. I went and picked up and friend and off to the country store we went. (that was the hang out at the time)As soon as I pulled in one of Jake's classmates walked up to the window thinking it was Jake. He said "girl, does your brother know you have his truck" I don't know to this day if he ever knew I took it. I could spend hours writing about the years he and I spent together. We had a wonderful childhood together and those memories I will cherish forever. I love you Jake!

  38. Is hard to understand the pain when the soul is gone but Jason is resting now and the hope is to see him in the resurection ! family and friends my prayers are with you.!!!

  39. I remember the day you were born…my dad, a couple of his brothers, your grandfather, and your dad were sitting under the picnic table at Nana's in Mount Union. God and all the angels were with your mother and I know are with her now and always, as are you. All of my prayers and blessings….Josie

  40. What a pleasure it was to teach a very dear young man. Jason always had a sweet smile on his face. A couple of years ago I ran into Jason, and we had a wonderful visit. He shared some of his dreams and hopes for the future and we discussed old memories of LK High. I treasure those moments very much! Jason "Kerr Dog" you will be dearly missed by your family and friends. We will never forget you!

  41. The Angels came to take one of their own on the 22nd. I may never have known this young man, but from the messages left for him, he was truely a great guy.My prayers and thoughts go out to this family in their time of grief. God be with you all

  42. Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks knowing what an amazing man we have all lost. I keep saying to myself, "He was just too young…I can't believe it." We are going to miss that wonderful smile and that loving spirit. Rest in Peace Jason/Jake/Kerr Dog! We will MISS YOU…You will NEVER be forgotten. <3

  43. Always made me smileIve lived next door to Jason and Stormey for the past 13 yrsNever a dull moment when he was around he always knew what to say to make someone laugh. One time I was noticing my dog had a small hole in the top part of her hind leg,well I started looking closer and seen a pellet was embedded in the hole. I was mad! I got my dog loaded her up in the car and before I got in Jason popped up from around the corner asking what I was doing. I told him someone shot my dog and I was taking her to the vet,he got real quite and had this funny look on his face and said umm I may have shot her. LOL I wasnt mad anymore it was funny when I found out he did it. He was honest about it and said that he meant to hit my Moms hound dog instead of my dog haha. So as revenge I waited for him and Stormey to leave and I ran over to their house and snatched up their little dog scamp. I took out the sheers and shaved a medium size circle on Scamps top hind leg and got a blk and red permanent marker and drew a bulls eye. LoL Stormey didnt think it was too funny but they got the point atleast. Its the small things that I will miss the most,like everytime I would leave to go to town, I found out he would sneak in my house and steal our cokes haha. Or like I could look out my window and there Jason would be meddling in our shed he looked like a little kid. I cant believe he is gone,dont know if I will ever get used to not being able to see his toothy grin anymore. But knowing I will see him again is just one more reason to look forward to when Lord calls me home. Jason save me a spot and dont dig too many holes in heaven ok bud? You will be forever missed and will always have a place in my heart!

  44. I am blessed to have known such a great person. Jason was in my 6th period study hall. He made my day with that beautiful smile and pleasing personality. Jason would ride his bike to my house after school and we would sit on my front porch and he would talk about what he wanted to do when he grew up. What memories I have to hold on to and keep the rest of my life. My prayers go out to the Kerr family. Always remember God never makes a mistake. Jason is one more flower in God's beautiful garden.

  45. Hi Judy. This is Dianne (from Biloxi Mississippi) We had met through Facebook some time last year, and I thank God for putting you in my life at a time I needed you. I was very saddened to see the loss of your precious one. No words are good enough to say what you need to hear. I just came to say I love you, I am so very sorry, and know that he is being held in Jesus arms right now. Keep you Faith, my Sister in Christ. I will always remember you and our family will keep you in our Prayers. I love you. Dianne and FamilyBiloxi MSDestiny Fellowshipgaryanddianneh@yahoo.com

  46. What a blessing to have known Jake! The loyalty,love and commitment that he extended to everyone was just a mere reflection of his character and the man that he truly was! My sincerest sympathy to all of Jake's family. May you find comfort in knowing that he rests peacefully in the arms of Jesus and his pain and suffering is no more! Rest in peace Jason..You are loved by many and will be greatly missed!

  47. Judy,Just saw this on your facebook page. My condolences and prayers to you and the family.Darryl Williams

  48. Uncle Jake, I love u and miss you so much u were the best uncle a girl could ever had. you will me very missed. Your in a better place now.Now god has the best angel he could ever get. I love u so much, Alissa <3

  49. I just recently found out about Jason's passing and I wanted to pay my respects to him. The last time I saw Jason was in 2001 but I still remember him 10 years later. Two of the things I remember about Jason was how laid back he could be and his abilitiy to make people laugh. He was constantly cracking me up. I only knew Jason for a short period of time but he still remains one of the coolest people I have ever met. To the friends and family of Jason, I am sorry for your loss. Jason was truly a great guy. Rest in peace Jason. We'll see you again on the other side my man. Until then, keep holding it down up in heaven buddy.

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