Velma Grace (Drinnen) Kerr

August 4, 1925 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 95)

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Velma  Grace  (Drinnen) Kerr, age 95, of Seymour, passed away peacefully Friday, September 11, 2020 at the family home.  She grew up in the Dupont Community and worked many years at Levi Strauss.  In her later years, she enjoyed crocheting caps for the newborns at the Dolly Parton Birthing Center at LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Kerr  Jr., father, Walter L. Drinnen; mother, Lucinda Galyon Drinnen Burchell; sisters, Ellen Gilbert and Joyce Gamble; brothers-in-law, Herman Rogers and Louis Gilbert.


Survivors include her son, Andy  Kerr; daughter, Barbara (Richard) Lindsey;  sister, Lois Drinnen Rogers; grandchildren. David Lindsey, Andrew Michael Kerr and fiancé, Kellie Tate & children, Creed and Bella  ;  great granddaughter, Karma Lorae Kerr; several nieces and nephews.


At Velma’s request, Dotson Funeral Home provided her cremation services.  Due to Covid 19, a Celebration of Life will be private with the Rev. Dallas Moore officiating.  In lieu of flowers, her wish was to have memorial donations be made to Dupont Baptist Church, where she was a longtime member – C/o Curtis Adams, 12710 Chapman Hwy., Seymour, TN  37865  The family wishes to extend thanks to Heather Teague, Rachel, and other UT Hospice personnel for the loving care they gave Velma.  Special thanks goes to Wanda Byrd, Ursula, Peggy, Nancy, and the staff of Renaissance Square Apartments in Seymour.  Cremation Done ProperlyTM under the care of Dotson Funeral Home, Wildwood.  (865-984-5959) Online Book of Memories –

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