Col. Nelson Reed Kerr, Jr.

January 28, 1937 - March 13, 2018
Col. Nelson Reed Kerr, Jr.

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  1. Nelson Reed Kerr, Jr. was born in Baltimore MD on January 28, 1937. He passed away peacefully on March 13, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Heidi Lee Kerr, sister Judge Barbara Kerr Howe(Don Nixdorff), his children, Nelson R. Kerr, III (Aly), John S. Kerr(Sheri) and Robert S. Kerr (Alexis) and his stepchildren Jeremy (Kelly), Erica Williams(Laurence), Lara(Michael) and Brian. Also survived by grandchildren Michelle, Jessica, Olivia, Nathan and Astrid and niece , Susan Baron (Robert and daughter Louise) nephew Skip Howe (Sherrill and sons Chris, Nathan and Conner) and William J. Kerr, Jr.(Sabrina and their four daughters).
    Nelson attended the University of Chicago and graduated in 1956. Thereafter, he attended George Washington Law School and graduated from the University Of Maryland Law School in 1959. He married Anne Reiblich, joined the Air Force, and after an honorable discharge, returned to Maryland and began to practice law with his father, Nelson Reed Kerr. In 1969, his sister, Barbara, joined the practice.
    Nelson returned to active duty in the Air Force and was stationed at the Pentagon as the Chief Legal Affairs Advisor to the Chief of the JAG of the Air Force where he served with distinction before retiring. After practicing law in Montgomery County MD he retired with his wife Heidi and lived in Willliamsburg VA for the rest of his life.
    Among many other interests and accomplishments, Nelson was an accomplished artist, avid reader and raconteur of many remembered poems and stories.
    He will be deeply missed by his entire family and those who were fortunate enough to know him


Monday, March 19, 2018
1:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188


Monday, March 19, 2018
2:30 PM

Cedar Grove Cemetery - Directions
809 S. Henry Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Monday, March 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • March 15, 2018
    michelle kerr says:
    Grandpa Nelson Reed Kerr aka Pater.You are one of the two best grandpas I could ever be blessed with.You've always believed in me in anything I wanted to do in my goals.You gave me a book for graduation:you graduated,now what? That is a great question.Now what do I do with my life.Well,at the time I was so overweight.My goal was I don't want to die I want to take care of myself.You believed I could do it which gave me a push and drive to push myself to reach that goal.With God and you and my family,I've accomplished it. What next,I was not going to let that be it.I have a stronger body and healthy,what can I do now that I could not before.I've trained and accomplished my races with my mom.What else could I do? I decided,I want to join the Military.YOU supported me from day 1 to your last day and now in heaven.I WILL NOT let you down.I've made that a goal and a dream and when I go to tutoring and study I think of you. God and Jesus and you give me that hope and drive.I've struggled but I know I can do it.Pater I miss you and love you and you're not gone.You are with me I hope to be with you soon God willing that he brings us up home with that trumpet.Till then I will remember you as always the wonderful Angel in my life. I know you'll be with me in this dream and I will accomplish this.Thank you for everything. Your service,being a wonderful father to my dad,a wonderful father in law to my mom who you've always treated as your daughter,a great grandpa,and so much more.R.I.P in the arms of the lord.I will not say goodbye,I will say,see you soon I LOVE YOU.

  • March 17, 2018
    John Kerr says:
    Dad passed away this morning 3-13-18 at 1048hrs. 81 years old and loved by many. I am going to miss my Dad dearly for the rest of my life. He was the smartest person I have ever known and he put that mind to good use throughout his life. Yet, his best decision ever was at 69 years of age. He heard the call of God and committed his life to the Lord. For that commitment his eternal reward was guaranteed and Dad today is in the presence of our Holy God. Love you Dad, miss you.

  • March 19, 2018
    Jennifer and Scott Carter lit a candle:
    Lit since March 19, 2018 at 3:23:13 PM

  • March 22, 2018
    Sheri Kerr says:
    Dad you were a very strong and one of the most intelligent men I have ever known. It was both an honor and privilege to be your daughter in law. You will be missed and forever in our hearts. God bless. You taught all that knew you so much. We love you.