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Raymond Kerns

January 16, 1944 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 78)


Raymond Lewis Kerns, 78, of Hixson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was a member of the North Hixson Church of God. Raymond retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 24 years. He retired from Coca-Cola after 47 years and worked at Walden Security for 12 years. Raymond was also an insurance agent for Primerica. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 942 in Soddy-Daisy. He enjoyed collecting military relics and Coca-Cola memorabilia. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Evelyn Walker Kerns; brother-in-law, Lewis Barbee; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Bill Barbee; brother and sister-in-law, John and MaryAnn Kerns; sister and brother-in-law, Jimmie Ruth and Buddy Barbee; sister, Faynette Kerns; sister-in-law, Gail Kerns; sister-in-law, Bonnie Burchard; father-in-law, W.H. Smith.

Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Sharon Smith Kerns; siblings, Dorothy Kerns Barbee, Alan Kerns, Amos “Wade” Kerns; mother-in-law, Inez Smith; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marvin (Dorothy) Smith, Rick (Carolyn) Smith, Mike (Donna) Smith, Pat (Steve) Holdefer, Debbie (Steve) Smith, Stanton (Karen) Smith, Melinda (Jim) Bice, Steve Burchard, Amy (Mike) Walden; many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Services will be on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at North Hixson Church of God with Bishop Rick Smith officiating. Entombment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church before the service.

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May 30, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
8852 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

May 31, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
North Hixson Church of God
5428 Cassandra Smith Road
Hixson, TN 37343

May 31, 2022

2:00 PM
North Hixson Church of God
5428 Cassandra Smith Road
Hixson, TN 37343


Hamilton Memorial Gardens
5401 Highway 153
Hixson, TN 34343

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