Mr R. Kerr

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MR Robert Kerr, of Lambert Road, Allington, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 90.

Born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, in 1921, he was the third child of John and Evelyn Kerr. He attended William Street School in Toxteth Park.

In 1945 he married Mary and they had six children.

His wife predeceased him in 1996.

As a teenager he was a bellboy at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, and during this time he collected many famous autographs.

He then joined the Royal Air Force and trained as an aircraft fitter, being stationed at RAF Scampton and later Bottesford.

On leaving the RAF, he worked for Hawker Siddeley at Langar, as an aircraft fitter inspector until the late 1960s, when he was made redundant. He then took employment at Laing Pipe Lines, as storeman, until taking early retirement.

Mr Kerr’s greatest hobby was watching aircraft and he also enjoyed gardening, growing everything. He liked to watch Liverpool play on television.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev John Bruce.

Family mourners included: Joe Williamson, Barbara Williamson, Frank Kerr, Deborah Devlin, Graham and Linda Kerr, James and Marie Kerr, Thomas Hern and Marie, Andy Kerr, Tom Kerr, Janice Winter, Jayne Alderton and Jason Kerr.

Other mourners included: Sam Whitehead, Melissa Warriner, Dominic Alderton, Peter Swain, Mark Pattison, Karen Pattison and Brian Read.

Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.

Donations for the PDSA amount to £78 to date.