Bobbie Nell Kerr
October 1, 1933 - September 25, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas - Bobbie Nell Kerr passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at University Christian Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.
Memorials: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Humane Society of North Texas and MADD Organization.
Bobbie was born in Cisco, Texas Oct. 1, 1933. She was the daughter of Edward Lee and Fannie May Smith. At the age of four, her family moved to Fort Worth where she resided for the rest of her years.
In 1952, Bobbie graduated from Polytechnic High School as salutatorian of her class. She then went on to graduate from Texas Christian University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. While attending TCU, she met the love of her life, Ken. In 1955, she married her college sweetheart and they had 64 inspirational years together.
Bobbie and Ken raised two lovely daughters whom she considered her "best girlfriends." In the years ahead, she would become a grandmother to three beautiful granddaughters who brought many special blessings into her life. She experienced no greater joy than watching her family grow as it welcomed four precious great-grandchildren into the world.
Bobbie taught business subjects at Haltom High School in the Birdville ISD for 13 years. She relished the accomplishments of her students, many of whom won UIL awards.
After a fulfilling career in education, she and Ken established their company, Ken-Four Homes, Inc. where she served as Vice President and Secretary. Over the course of their many years in home building, the two found great joy and success in working side by side.
Bobbie had many varied and diverse interests. She was a member of the TCU Alumni Association, both the Texas Business Education Association and the National Education Association, and a member of Auxiliary Fort Worth Home Builders. She was a patron of the arts and supported the Kimbell Art Museum, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Friends of the Symphony.
In the 1970s, Bobbie participated in a pilot program of Citizens for Curbside Recycling. She had a lifelong passion for the environment and a deep love for all of God's creation.
At First United Methodist Church, she worked with the Infant Formula Program during its formative years. As a member of University Christian Church, she was involved in the Christian Women's Fellowship and served on the Friend's Committee.
Bobbie played for the Colonial Ladies Tennis Association where many happy memories were made. She also enjoyed time spent alongside dear friends in her Colonial fitness class. Home was her favorite place to be with family and beloved dogs cherishing each and every day. For all who loved her and will miss her so, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart."--Helen Keller
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Hinds Smith; sister, Virginia Lee Rainwater; and her best friend and husband, Kenneth Wayne Kerr.
Survivors: Children, Julie (Glenn) Davidson and Jan (Rob) Kurz; grandchildren, Danielle (Jared) Nelson, Ericka (John) Pomponio and Savanna Anelle Kurz; and great-grandchildren, Ashton, Emma, Benjamin and Ellenore.
Published by Star-Telegram on Oct. 10, 2021.