1961 James 2022

James Clay Kerr

March 31, 1961 — April 23, 2022

Diamond

James Clay Kerr

Age 61 of Diamond passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at his home.

Born March 31, 1961 in Chicago, James was a son of the late William August Kerr and Ovalina Minton. He was raised in Spencer, Tennessee and Chicago, and was a truck driver for many years. James enjoyed playing pool at The Stumble Inn and will be remembered for always being the life of the party. He lived for his grandchildren, who were the most important thing in his life, and cherished all the good times spent with family and friends.

Survivors include his grandchildren: Dylan Kerr of Diamond and Desiree Kerr of Dwight; one brother, Jimmy K. (Cathy) Kerr of Braidwood and one sister-in-law, Lisa Kerr of Coal City; nieces and nephews: Heather (Joel) Corbin, Jesse (Haley) Kerr, Jacqualine (John) Jacob, Elizabeth (Angel) Vargas, and Mason Kerr; great nieces and great nephews: Morgan and Colt Corbin, Jordan Kerr, Ethan Vescovi, Layla, Sophia and Gabriel Jacob, and Violet Vargas; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in Kentucky and Tennessee, and his former wife and longtime companion, Teresa Virella.

James was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jimmy Ray Kerr; one brother, Johnny Ray Kerr, and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street (one block north of Illinois Route 113), in Coal City from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Pastor David Gilleland will officiate, and burial will follow the funeral at Oakwood Cemetery in Braidwood.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share James’ memorial page via social media.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815) 634-2125.

To send flowers to the family in memory of James Clay Kerr, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 29, 2022

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Burial

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 11:30am (Central time)

Oakwood Cemetery

Braidwood, IL 60408

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