W. Kenneth Kerley, 83, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Wesley Long Hospital, in Greensboro.
Mr. Kerley was born April 9, 1934, in Alexander County, the son of the late William Sherman Kerley and Della Treadway Kerley.
He was a US Army veteran who had served in the Musan-ni Korean Conflict, near Panmunjom, with the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission.
After serving in the US Army, he attended Rutledge College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Kenneth had worked as the Administrator of County Club of Salisbury, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed collecting and selling antiques.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Asa Kerley, Thurston Kerley, and Vaughn Kerley.
Those left to cherish his memory include three nephews, Jeffrey Kerley, Jimmy Kerley, and Bruce Kerley; and five nieces, Mildred Crawford, Sandra Wike, Glenda Daniels, Dena Trantham, and Ruth Elder.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Chris Goforth will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville. The family will receive friends 2-2:45 p.m., prior to the service.
Pallbearers include: Jeffrey Kerley, Jimmy Kerley, Scott Crawford, Curtis Elder, Greg Trantham, and Bernie Daniels.
Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society Local Chapter, C/O Kendra Dyson, 57 Kendra Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Kerley Family.