William Nelson Kerns
January 1, 1939 – July 11, 2015
ZEBULON – William Nelson Kerns, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday. A native of Warrenton, VA, he was son to the late George Mabry & Dorothy Hawley Kerns. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was retired from the U. S. Postal Service. Mr. Kerns was a determined man whose family were his life, he was a true patriarch. He was his children and grandchildren’s best friend. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dottie Boyette & Wanda Clemenceau.
He is survived by his beloved wife Bobby Parker Kerns of the home, son, Bill Kerns (Wendy) of Middlesex, daughters, Denise Robinson (Tom) of DeLand, FL, Barbara Groves of Wendell, Debra Hocutt (Reuben) of Zebulon, brother, Richard M. Kerns (Donna) of Myrtle Beach, SC, sister, Cheryl Kerns of Oklahoma City, OK, 10 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral service 11 am, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from 9:30 am – 11 am, prior to the service. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.