Gene Caswell Kerns, age 88, passed away April 3, 2022 at Forsyth Novant Hospital.
Gene was born in Lexington, NC but lived most of his life in Randolph County. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an electrician for four years and, in the Korean War. He also served in the Merchant Marines.
Gene worked and retired from Burlington Industries. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He enjoyed racing Micro-Midget cars, fishing, and was a talented woodworker.
Gene in preceded in death by his parents, James Edward Kerns and Alean Spivey Kerns; sister, Sandra Kerns Hancock.
Gene is survived by his wife, Marion F. (Bobbi) Kerns; sons, Craig Kerns, Quin Kerns (Karen), and Cary Kerns (Brandi). He is also survived by his grandchildren, James Kerns and Isabella Kerns.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6-8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memorial Giving, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.