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Paul Edward Kerley

December 22, 1960 ~ October 21, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Obituary

Paul Edward Kerley, 61, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, October 21, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Robbey Smith officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Paul was born December 22, 1960, in Herrin, to Robert “Bob” and Eva Jean (Jeralds) Kerley. He married Peggy S. Keller on April 5, 1985, in Cambria.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Kerley, of Blairsville; daughters, Nicci (Austin) Stephens of Marion, and Bridget Kerley (Jeremy Smith) of Herrin; grandchildren, Bailey Kern, Addison and Parker Stephens; brothers, Donald (Linda) Kerley, Richard (Barbara) Kerley, Ronald (Stephani) Kerley, Charles (Janet) Kerley, and Brian (Pam) Kerley; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents.

He worked at Vernell’s Interstate Service for over 40 years and spoke very highly of his “work family”. Paul was a hard worker – he always enjoyed sharing his knowledge of building and repairing vehicles. He also was willing to lend a hand at whatever you needed him to do.

Paul enjoyed being outdoors – especially fishing. If you knew Paul, then you knew how much he loved his family and spending time with them. He liked to crack jokes and really liked to give the ones he loved a “hard time”.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
October 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
Wednesday
October 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Donations

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

Hospice of Southern Illinois
204 Halfway Road, Marion IL 62959
Web: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E11847&id=2

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