Lee Edward Kerr Jr.
funeral director, The McDougald Funeral Home, Anderson, South Carolina, died September 14, 2020, at age 71. Kerr graduated from Kentucky Mortuary Science College in Louisville, and in 1966 met his access to the funeral business via Douglas C. McDougald, who instantly recognized his passion, intelligence and affable personality. Little did he know then about Kerr’s amazing eidetic memory; he was well known for remembering the families he served, calling each by name.
Kerr was a longtime member of NFDA, the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association and the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia. He also served several terms on the South Carolina State Board of Funeral Service and was a certified funeral service practitioner with the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is survived by wife Patricia, daughter Suzanne, sons Kevin and Shane, and six grandchildren.