Southmayd resident Billy Kerr, 68, went home to the Lord Thursday December 3, 2020 at Medical City McKinney after his courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 17, 1952 in Nocona, TX to Bill and Stella Kerr. Billy married the love of his life of 48 years, Debra on August 16, 1972 in Waurika OK. Billy was a lift truck driver in the shipping warehouse of Johnson & Johnson for 35 years. After retirement from there he went on to become a Correctional Officer with Collin County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. Billy was also a ranch manager for CMH Ranch in Southmayd for 50 years. He was a member of Saint Jo Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. Billy served as the Mayor of the City of Southmayd for 20 years and President of TCOG for 2 years.
Funeral services for Billy are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 7th at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville TX, with Pastor Ricky Kerr officiating. Burial will follow in Callisburg Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville. Pallbearers will be Colton Rains, Jacob Neusch, Kody Kerr, Nathan Saenz, Aaron Beyer and Danny Powell.
Survivors of Billy Kerr include his loving wife Debra Kerr of Southmayd, daughter and son-in-law Krystal and Danny Powell of Callisburg, son and daughter-in-law Kristopher and Michelle Kerr of Sherman. Eight grandchildren Aaron Beyer, Ciara Powell, Baylee Beyer, Riley Powell, Bailey Powell, Michael Coker, Kody Kerr and Nathan Saenz. Several aunts, uncles and cousins. Billy was proceeded in death by his grandparents John and Ada Kerr of Nocona TX and Coker and Rosie Raines of Sherman TX, his parents Bill and Stella Kerr of Nocona TX and one grandson Colton Powell of Callisburg.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
WE WILL MISS OUR NEWPHEW ,A LOVING , ALWAYS FRIENDLY PERSON, GOD BLESS ALL THE FAMILY,ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TRYING TIME, WE LOVE YA ALL.
Billy was a wonderful person I am so glad I had the privilege of knowing him. God speed. Prayers
My thoughts and prayers are with the Kerr family at this difficult time. Billy and I worked together all those years @J&J and believe me there was never a dull moment he was always saying something funny and would keep you laughing. Those times I will cherish forever he was a great friend and co-worker.
Debbie an family we have been Praying for Billy & family, Will miss him as our neighbor & Friend
My sympathy to you. I am happy that I had an opportunity to know and work with Bill for many years.
Billy was a nice and kind loving man who will be missed by everyone. Prayers for the family.
A Great cousin , A Very hard worker , A Fun person to be around , A True friend . Rest in peace Cuz.
Billy was a special person and a wonderful cousin. He will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for Debbie and family.
To my cousin who made me laugh as a child, drank RC Cola for breakfast and taught me the value of hard work when we were with Grandpa. You’ll always be remembered and In my heart even with the years and distance, you are family.
I went to school with Billy. His mother Stella and my mother Billie Jean were best friends for many years. Debbie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
What a joy it was working with “Bucky” some of my favorite years at J&J were working with him in the warehouse. He was always so outgoing and enjoyed all the stories that came out of the break room in the warehouse! Debbie my heart goes out to you at this very trying time! Prayers for you and the family.
So sorry Debra. I just learned Wednesday about Billy’s death.
My prayers are with you and your family.
One of my first friends when my family moved to Southmayd. Our mothers were good friends. He was a fine son, father and husband. Debbie prayers for you and family. God Bless the family.