Kerry Kent Anderson, 78, of rural Lexington died Saturday, April 2, 2016, in flight from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii, landing at the airport in San Francisco, and taken to Burlingame, Calif.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Dyton Owen officiating.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Cremation will follow visitation. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Kerry was born Oct. 31, 1937, in Lexington to Harlan and Florence (Bacon) Anderson. He started school at District No.15 south of Lexington, where his dad, children, and grandchildren attended. His only daughter Susan, also taught there for several years. He then graduated from Lexington High School in 1955. Kerry then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University.
After five years of dating, he married Marion Sear on Dec. 23, 1957. They were blessed with three children, Scott, Susan & Rob.
His pride and joy were grandchildren, Lindsey Anderson, Blake, and his new wife, Stacy Reynolds, Carrie Beth Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Joelly and Camille Anderson.
Kerry believed in community service and served on many boards including District No. 15 School Board, Lexington Coop, Servitech, Dawson County Cattlemen, Dawson County Feeders, First United Methodist Church committees, T-Bone Club, Lakeside Country Club, and Toastmasters.
Kerry was a “man of few words” but was a great listener. He taught a lot of things by example. He was happy with a wrench in his hands (or a golf club), working on machinery was his dearest love, but working the land was his passion. He never fully retired.
He thought the world of his friends and neighbors, and loved being with them. Some of these friends lived in Maui, Hawaii, where he and Marion went annually. This included a wonderful trip the last two weeks of his life - beautiful ending to a beautiful life.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Marion of Lexington; his mother, Florence Anderson of Lexington; children, Scott (Corky) Anderson, Susan (Rod) Reynolds and Rob (Natalie) Anderson, all of Lexington; five grandchildren, Lindsey Anderson, Blake (Stacy) Reynolds, Carrie Beth Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Joelly and Camille Anderson, all of Lexington; also surviving are extended family and many friends.
Kerry was preceded in death by his father, Harlan.
Memorials are suggested to Lexington Community Foundation. First United Methodist Church, or Donor’s Choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.