Visitation Information:

June 24th, 2022 at 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Service Information:

June 25th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Mr. Donald Joe Kerns, 85


June 21, 2022

 Mr. Donald Joe Kerns, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.
 Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Reverend Mark Smith and Reverend Donald McDuffie will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 7 – 9 pm at the funeral home.
 Mr. Kerns was born January 11, 1937 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Joe Dan Kerns and Lottie Allison Kerns.  He was retired as the owner and operator of Don Kerns Wrecker Service since 1959.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Norma Norrell Kerns, his son, Chip Kerns and his grandson, Joey Kerns.
 Mr. Kerns is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Kathy & Steve Martin of Gainesville, his grandchildren, D. J. & Emily Kerns of Braselton, Amanda Payne of Gainesville and Katie & Matt Nussbaum of Savannah, his great-grandchildren, Lottie Kerns of Winder, Brooklyn Patterson of Gainesville and Parker Payne of Gainesville and his sisters, Betty Roberts and Pat Throckmorton, both of Newport News, Virginia.  Also surviving are two of Don’s special friends, Donnie & Pam Wehunt of Gainesville.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Sheree Throckmorton Trimmer 2022-06-21 15:46:37
I’m so sorry for our loss. Prayers for everyone. He was always so funny and full of life. He will be missed.
Shane Mathis 2022-06-21 17:50:42
I’m So Sorry For Y’all’s Loss but I know Don is hugging and kissing his parents and wife and is standing tall with Chip on one side and Joey Kerns on the other! Kat and Steve I’m here for you both and I love y’all with all my Heart!
Paul Loggins 2022-06-21 19:59:55
Prayers are lifted for all of the Kerns family during this time of sorrow. Don was always ready to help and was a good man. My sincere condolences to all .
Rebecca Scroggs 2022-06-21 20:42:42
Paul knew Don and liked him very much. So sorry for your loss.
Larry Phillips 2022-06-21 22:05:04
Don, was always working with people and reaching out to help others Good men never die ,they Just move on up And take a break in life to be with our Heavenly Father
Jack Sanders 2022-06-21 23:00:34
Kathy so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I appreciated him for how he carried himself . A man that walked in Christian character. He had a voice and way of speaking that was all his. He will be missed, he seem like a fixture that would endure time. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Blessed in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Kathy and family may God's Holy Spirit comfort and carry you . I know it will be hard to smile while reflecting on Don's life and your time together, but Smile he would not want it any other way. God bless and keep you 🙏 I am here if you need me, love Jack Sanders
Larry Nix 2022-06-22 09:23:11
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Larry Nix
Timothy Putman 2022-06-22 09:48:10
I was very sorry to hear of Don's passing, my condolences go out to the family and friends of his. He will be remembered as a kind and very good man. Tim Putman.
Shelia Thrasher 2022-06-22 13:54:40
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Harrison Bartlett 2022-06-22 16:01:58
Good man,may his memory be a blessing
Martha&Wallace Bartlett 2022-06-22 20:38:20
Kathy, Sorry for your loss .Just know we Love and be Praying for all the family member.🙏🙏🙏🌹🇺🇸
Gene Talley & Elaine Willkerson 2022-06-23 12:12:11
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Great man that will be missed.
Joyce Mashburn 2022-06-23 16:13:22
Kat, Steve and Family, please know that our hearts and love are with you all as you say 'see you later' to your Dad. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you comfort. Sending love, Joyce.
Timmy Lee 2022-06-23 19:57:53
Prays going up for family and friends. What a blessing Don has been to my family he has been there for us all our life. RIP my friend and thanks for being you.
George cantrell 2022-06-23 21:42:33
So sorry to hear about Don's passing was a great man would do anything to help you. Pulled me out when stuck as well as towed cars for me always kind he will be missed
Ray, Sonja and Tim Freeman 2022-06-23 22:55:40
We are sorry for your loss, but happy Don is home with Jesus in no pain and no suffering. He was a man willing to help people in need. We really thought a lot of him. RIP kind and generous man. We will see our loved ones again one day.
Dennis & Christine Dover 2022-06-25 21:06:24
He will be missed by many, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lori Wilbanks 2022-06-27 20:36:55
I am so Sorry for your lost. Don was one of the nicest men that I have ever meet. I know he is so Happy to be with chip, whom was an Amazing man as well. Kathy we are praying for you 🙏
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