Corey Lee Kerr

06/09/1985 - 06/11/2022


Corey Lee Kerr

06/09/1985 - 06/11/2022


Obituary For Corey Lee Kerr

Gunnery Sergeant Corey Lee Kerr, 37, of Hubert, NC, sadly passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Corey was born in Oak Lawn, Illinois on June 9, 1985 to Gary Lee Kerr and
Brenda Lee Larkins.

Corey was a very courageous, loyal and loving individual who enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Overall, he loved his country and his family.

Surviving Corey is his loving wife, MaryAnne Kerr, and their beautiful children, Layona Else Kerr and Anthony Scott Kerr. Sisters; McKenzie Reeves, husband Kole, and daughter Adalynn Gweneth Reeves; and Mae Kerr. Brother; Kevin
Kerr. Corey’s grandparents were also a very important part of his life; Dallas Larkins and the late Gwendolynn Mae Larkins; the late Glenn and Gloria Mae Kerr. In-laws, Randy and Maria Flannigan, Shaun Flannigan and Tatjana Simeral. Along with Corey’s family is his beloved dog and best friend, Leo.

A visitation for Corey will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home and open to the public from 6pm-8pm. A Graveside service will be the following Monday, June 20, 2022 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at 10am.

Please, share Memories and Condolences with the family by clicking on the "Share-A-Memory" tab. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Semper Fi fund in honor of Corey.


20 Jun

Graveside Service

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery 110 Montford Landing Road Jacksonville, NC 28540 Get Directions »
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  • 06/19/2022

    Worked with this fine gentlemen for the last few years. Professionally, he was a big time difference maker who worked tirelessly to get the job done, and worked even harder to take care of those he worked-with. He was always - what we call in the business - improving his fighting position. Relentlessly worked to improve the situation. Well and widely respected. Genuinely enjoyed being a leader of Marines. Personally, he was a great human being. A joy to know and talk-with. Always cracking jokes, making others laugh. We had many non-Marine Corps discussions; he really seemed to enjoy his family, friends, hobbies, and personal life. Shared many conversations and text messages; he was a great and happy guy. Corey will be in my daily prayers, as will those grieving such as his wife, children, family, and friends. I pray - by name - for friends, family, and Marines who have passed away daily. I believe they actually watch over us; and I believe Corey will do the same. I pray for his wife, children, family, and friends who have sacrificed much to support Corey in his Marine Corps endeavors. Corey made such a positive impact on so many Marines. To his wife, children, family, and friends: Thank you for your sacrifices. There is nothing left to do but trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • 06/18/2022

    Thank you for your service Sir. May you RIP and watch over your beautiful family here in the earthly realm Prayers to your family and all who cared for you.

  • 06/18/2022

    Bro, I can't believe your gone. I remember sitting at Camp Leatherneck doing laundry before heading out to Sangin and you were sitting in the laundry hut reading a book. We spoke for a bit and it was the first time I spoke to you outside of work related crap. You are and were a great dude, a consummate professional, and a clown all at the same time. You'll be more than missed brother. -Doofy

  • 06/18/2022

    Semper Fi, GySgt Kerr. You will be missed by your Marine Corps brothers and sisters, but make no mistake, your absolute sacrifice to this country will not ever go forgotten. To Mrs. Kerr and family, as you grieve, I hope comfort can be found in the legacy GySgt Kerr left behind as a husband, father, and as a US Marine. My thoughts and sincerest sympathies are with your precious family. ~GySgt Dáithí Helton, USMC (Ret.)

  • 06/17/2022

    Semper Fi, Marine

  • 06/16/2022

    So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a hard worker . He helped put a roof on my barn years ago. Prayers go out to his family!

  • 06/16/2022

    Our deepest condolences to his family, children, friends and fellow Marines. 🙏🏻🇺🇸

  • 06/16/2022

    While Corey was stationed in Mt Airy, it was our privilege to know and appreciate him as a part of our community. He touched many lives in so many positive ways. To his family, please accept our most sincere condolences

  • 06/14/2022

    I'm so sad and send hugs and love to all my family! Corey was my cousin, there's a lot of memories with him when his parents owned an ice cream shop when we were younger. My most recent memory is I talked to him not to long ago about my son who was enlisting in the military, he gave me a lot of good advice to relay to him. I told him some of my son's attributes and he said he'll do just fine no need to worry he'll go far. He put me a little more at ease as a mom! I will always remember and love him!

  • 06/14/2022

    Staff Sergeant Kerr (as I knew him) was one of the best leaders I could have asked for while I was in the Marine Corps. I had the privilege of being attached to his platoon (3rd platoon, 2/6 Fox Co.) during our workup and deployment on the 26th MEU. It pains me to write this at all - I remember speaking to SSgt Kerr last year, years after I had gotten out of the Marine Corps and the conversation went on like we hadn't missed a beat, although it was years since we had spoken before that. SSgt Kerr had a special power to make people laugh, while also being a fearless leader, someone who I would follow into any situation without hesitation. SSgt Kerr was emblematic of a true grunt, and he will forever live on through the memories he imprinted on those he was around, including myself. Your Old Boot, LCpl Hawkins

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