Clark M. Kerr

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Clark M. Kerr LUBBOCK-Dr. Clark M. Kerr, 59, passed from this life on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Lubbock, Texas. Born to Evelyn and Archibald Kerr in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, in 1954, Dr. Kerr was the youngest of four children. A curious and intelligent child, Dr. Kerr graduated High School from Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in 1972 as an Ontario Scholar before moving on to the University of Ottawa. Earning his place at the University of Ottawa Medical School two years early, Dr. Kerr received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1978. After completing his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine in Ottawa, Dr. Kerr was awarded a fellowship at Duke University to specialize in Infectious Disease in 1981. This unique specialty brought him to Lubbock in 1989 to head up the new Infection Control program for what is now the Covenant Heath System. Practicing here in Lubbock in various roles, Dr. Kerr maintained his status as a premier expert in infectious and tropical disease and infection control, eventually growing a successful private practice with others in the field. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the young age of 38, Dr. Kerr eventually retired from medical practice in 2001. Following this retirement, Dr. Kerr put his medical expertise to use by serving as a medical legal consultant and expert witness. As a young man in Canada, Dr. Kerr was saved by Grace. Throughout his life, he took every opportunity to share the Gospel with those he came in contact with. Although regarding Texas as God's country, Dr. Kerr also enjoyed many happy summers at his cottage on the Rideau Lake near his childhood home. Dr. Kerr was an avid reader, dog lover and extensive traveler. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his commitment to his patients and his profession, his unique sense of humor, and his generous spirit. Family and friends will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Lake Ridge Chapel. A service to celebrate the life of Dr. Kerr is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at Lake Ridge Chapel. A tribute to Dr. Kerr may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. Survivors include his son, Andrew Kerr and his wife, Courtney; mother, Evelyn Kerr; brothers, Bill Kerr and wife, Carol, and Tom Kerr and his wife, Carol; and sister, Patsy Harlow and her husband, Phil; along with many other dear friends and loved ones. Dr. Kerr was preceded in death by his father. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution in his memory be sent to the Lubbock chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association. www.apdaparkinsons.org 3610 22nd Street, Suite 300 Lubbock, TX 79410 806-725-0941
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Lake Ridge Chapel And Memorial Designers
6025 82Nd St
Lubbock, TX 79424
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 23, 2013
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