809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Dewayne Kerr
July 26, 1950 - February 7, 2024

Dewayne Kerr

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Dewayne Kerr, 73, passed away on February 7, 2024. Mr. Kerr was born July 26, 1950, in Sanger, TX, to Walter Lee Kerr and Joyce Geraldine Hand. He was a friend to many and resided in the Waco area for many years.He is survived by his son, Benjamin Kerr and his wife, Ashley, of Houston, TX, and their three children, Noah, Ethan and Abigail; sisters, Yvonne Ferryman of Shady Shores, TX, Paulette Pelletier and her husband of St. Louis, MO; as well as many nieces and a nephew and their children. Although there are many people to say 'Thank You,' the family would like to thank Rita Zarate of Fairfield, TX, and his friend, Dean Blassingame of Waco, TX.He was preceded in death by his parents, along with a sister and brother.Mr. Kerr graduated from the Corsicana State Home in 1969 and was drafted to play baseball in the 27th round by the Cincinnati Reds out of high school. Although baseball did not work out, it remained a passion. It is quite an accomplishment to have been drafted ahead of a few key members of the Big Red Machine.He initially worked for the MKT "Katy" Railroad before it became the Union Pacific. He was known to many as "Dog" on the railroad. During his over 40 years of service, Dog worked many jobs within the railroad and made many memories before retiring as a Conductor in 2011. Dog did not meet many strangers along the way, and he always put others first.Dewayne loved spending time with family and was especially proud of his grandkids.He was an active member of River of Life Family Worship in Fairfield, TX, where he met many friends that he considered family. Both he and Rita were dedicated servants in the children's ministry for several years. Although he couldn't always attend, Dewayne wanted to listen to Pastor Robert and his wife, Lissa, sing as often as he could. His services will be officiated by Robert Smith.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Dewayne (Pop) Kerr to River of Life Family Worship in Fairfield, TX.

Thursday, February 15, 2024
6-8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede Street
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Funeral Service
Friday, February 16, 2024
10:00 am
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 LaClede
Waco, TX  76705
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Mart City Cemetery
South Johnson St.
Mart, TX  76664
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  1. Alice Crunk Batey
    My parents (Ruth and Robert Crunk) and I thought fondly of "Kerr".
    My dad and he worked at the railroad together and enjoyed trading antiques. My sincere condolences to his family. Ben, he sure was proud of you.
    So sorry for your loss . Dewayne was a good friend and he will be missed .
  3. Merry Wilburn
    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to help care for Mr. Kerr.
    Merry Wilburn, Chaplain, Community Healthcare of Texas (Providence Hospice).
  4. Millie Cloer
    Dewayne,.I know you can see this. In the State Homes days, you and your siblings were like family to me. I remember how sweet and kind you were. I sorta of envious, you got home before me. We will be on the same campus, again, far different than Corsicana State Home. You will be missed.
    My prayers for Paulette, Yvonne and your immediate family and friends. Not saying bye, saying, we will see you later. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
  5. John Shelley
    Spent some good times with DeWayne back in our Katy RR days. Sorry to hear of his passing.
  6. Benjamin Kerr
    Rest easy! We miss you more than words could ever describe, but find solace in a lifetime full of love, laughter, and support. Thank You and We Love You!
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