April 10,1938-Aug. 21, 2020
Mr. John Lewis “Luther” Kerry, 82, of Winnfield passed away from this life Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospice Carpenter House in Shreveport. He was born April 10,1938, to Ezel “Bennie” and Julia Pardee Kerry at Black Lake (Creston).
He was a retired Sergeant of the US Army and Louisiana National Guard after serving for almost 23 years.
He worked many places throughout his lifetime including Olin Kraft, Louisiana Pacific, L.L. Brewton Lumber Co., West Frasier, Weyerhaeuser, Wal-Mart and was continuing to work part time at the Winn Parish Sherriff’s Office Rifle Range. He loved to fish and spend time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Eunice Arline Kerry; parents, Ezel “Bennie” and Julia Pardee Kerry; brother, Johnnie Kerry; brother-in-law, Edward Harper; and great-grandson, Douglas Thompson Jr.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Nell Slayter of Winnfield; grandchildren, Kimberly Bruce (George), Shani Slayter and Brandon Slayter (Jennifer), all of Winnfield; great-grandchildren, Megan Glenn (Chris), Dylan Bruce (Meagan), Savannah Carr (Colton), Billie Thompson, Braxton Slayter, Brady Fallis, Carlie Rhea Slayter, Shaina Dupree, Brian Glenn and Duane Fallis; great-great grandchildren, Peyton Glenn, C J Bruce and Jaxon Carr; siblings, Bennie Kerry Jr. (Carolyn) of Winnfield and JoAnn Harper of Black Lake (Creston); nieces and nephews, Dennis Harper (Charlene), Chris Kerry, Jared Harper (Patrice) and Anita Moberly (Michael); numerous great nieces and nephews; former son-in-law, Michael Paddie (Cindy); and numerous other friends and family who he loved dearly.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Family Church in Winnfield at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joel Hines and the Rev. John Hodge officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the church from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Chris Kerry, George Futrell, Chris Robertson, Brian Glenn, Chance Guilliams and Dennis Harper.
Honorary pallbearers were Brandon Slayter, Dylan Bruce, Braxton Slayter, Peyton Glenn, Brady Fallis, CJ Bruce, Jaxon Carr, Jared Harper, Michael Moberly and Michael Paddie.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com