SOUTH DAYTON — Carl L. Kerr, 89, of Maple Street, South Dayton, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital, Jamestown, following a brief illness surrounded by his girls & son.
He was born in the Village of South Dayton on August 23, 1933, the son of the late Adolph and Neva (Van Cise) Kerr. He was the founder & former owner of Kerr’s Custom Butchering, South Dayton. Carl learned the meat cutting trade at the former Ingersoll & Miller in South Dayton and he worked for the former Carnation Company in South Dayton.
He was a past master & district deputy of Chautauqua County, current member of Hanover Masonic Lodge #152 F&AM, Forestville, Sylvan Lodge #303, Jamestown district deputy in Cattaraugus County and staff officer, member of Hamilton Fort #2 Order of the Amaranth- holding various offices including Rural Patron & Grand Sentinel, member of the Royal Arch Masons and the Jamestown Consistory.
Survivors include three daughters, Sue (Mike) McCadams, of McKenzie, TN; Jay Lee (Joe) Robinson, of Forestville; Julie (Steve Foster) Kerr, of South Dayton and two sons Ricky Kerr, and Scott (Heather) Kerr, both of South Dayton. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren; Melody, Cheryl & Jeremy Kerr, Stephanie McCadams Smith & Megan McCadams Jones, Andrew & Tiffany Kerr, Derek, Dylan & Deven Robinson, Ryan & Robbie Clutter, twelve great grandchildren, and companion Karen Thompson of Jamestown. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Lorna (Scheskey) Kerr, whom he married on August 28, 1954 and who died November 25, 2021, a grandson Steven Kerr and a brother Albert Kerr.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday morning, January 21st at 11 o’clock from Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge #145, 3485 Baker Street, Jamestown, with Rev. Robert Lewis and Rev. Phillip Pratt officiating.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Hillary Johnson 2699, West River Road, Olean, NY 14760.
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.