Howard

Howard William Kerns

August 23, 2021

Howard William Kerns, age 91, of Climax died Monday, August 23, 2021 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur. Mr. Kerns was born September 21, 1929 in Madison, WI to Fred and Theresa Kerns. Mr. Kerns served as a medic in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. He retired with Sears as a TV repairman after 36 years of service. Mr. Kerns was a very active member of Grays Chapel United Methodist Church where he served the Boy Scout Troop 518 since 1961. After his retirement Mr. Kerns enjoyed playing golf and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Berniece Routh Kerns; sons, Allen Kerns and wife Elaine of Grays Chapel, Rodney Kerns and wife Nancy Kerns of Oxford, Gary Kerns and wife Lauren of Grays Chapel; daughter, Teresa Hyatt and husband Robert of Southport, grandchildren, Matthew Kerns and wife Apryl, Michael Kerns, Andrew Kerns and wife Meghan, Hannah Wyrick, Will Hyatt, Thom Hyatt, Steven Kerns; 4 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 1:30-3:00 pm at Grays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5056 N.C. Hwy 22 North, Franklinville. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jacob Kyker and Pastor David Hobson officiating. Burial with military honors by the Randolph County Guard will be in the church cemetery. The family request memorials be made to Grays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5056 N.C. Hwy 22 North, Franklinville, NC 27248, www.grayschapel.org or Boy Scout Troop 518, c/o Grays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5056 N.C. Hwy 22 North, Franklinville, NC 27248. Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.
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Visitation at Main Service

Thursday, August 26, 2021

1:30 - 3:00pm

Grays Chapel United Methodist Church

5056 NC-22, Franklinville, NC 27248

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Grays Chapel United Methodist Church

5056 NC-22, Franklinville, NC 27248

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Final Resting Place

Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Grays Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery

5056 NC-22, Franklinville, NC 27248

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