Dr. William Fulton Kerr | 1915 - 2003 | Obituary

Dr. William Fulton Kerr
Dr. William Fulton Kerr

September 06, 1915 - February 20, 2003

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Dr. William Fulton Kerr died of lymphoma in his Port Angeles home at age 87.

He was born in Pittman, N.J., to William James and Jeanne Camac (Stuart) Kerr.

He earned his bachelor of arts and doctorate of literature degrees from Bryan University, his bachelor of divinity and doctor of divinity degrees from Grace Theological Seminary, and doctor of theology degree from Northern Baptist Seminary.

Dr. Kerr, who served pastorates in Indiana; Portland, Ore.; and Buffalo, N.Y., was, also, a teacher at Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago; Barrington College, Barrington, N.J.; Denver Seminary, Denver; Western Seminary, Portland, Ore.; and International Bible College in Honolulu.

He loved to read and authored many books for Tyndale Publishing, the company which produced The Living Bible.

Dr. Kerr was a member of Independent Bible Church in Port Angeles.

In addition to his wife, survivors are sons William James Kerr and Thomas Hugh Kerr, both of Gresham, Ore., David Alfred Kerr of West Seneca, N.Y., Paul Robert Kerr of Honolulu and Matthew Terrell Kerr of Folsom, Calif.; daughter Kathleen Ann Gelhaus of Rosalia; brother David Kerr of Northfield, Ohio; sister Rose Hutchinson of North Wales, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services: Monday, Feb. 24 at noon, graveside service in Lincoln Memorial Park, 11801 SE Scott Blvd., Portland, Ore.; Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., memorial service at Independent Bible Church, 116 E. Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles. Pastor Mike Jones will officiate. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Sign online guest book at www.drennanford.com.

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