David Orville Kerney (May 25, 1938 – September 20, 2022)

David Orville Kerney (May 25, 1938 – September 20, 2022)

David was born May 25, 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Iva and Charles Kerney.

He attended schools in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. He was enlisted in the United States Army Reserves. He considered himself an amateur artist – although anyone who really knew him, considered him very talented. He also worked on side jobs painting signs for local businesses.

Mr. Kerney worked for The American Distilling Company in Pekin, Illinois before becoming disabled due to diabetes.

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David had many interests that included staying physically active, muscle cars, drawing, carpentry, attending church, as well as any church activity. He loved to reminisce with family and friends. His favorite sports teams were the Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Bears. When he started slowing down in his later years he enjoyed working on lots of different puzzles.

He would also talk with anyone that would listen. If anyone gave him the time they would hear his life story including all about his children and grands then on to his greats. He cherished his family and friends.

Surviving are his three sons David Kerney (Rachel) of Copperas Cove, Texas, Brian Kerney of Jacksonville, Florida, Trent Kerney (Jewlee) of Jackson, Mississippi. Two daughters Tricia Kerney Agerton (Justin) of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Teri Witt (Dwayne) of Rock Springs, Wyoming. 14 grandchildren; 17 great children. Also surviving are two sisters. Loretta Kerney of Pekin, Illinois, and Kathy Overton of Covington, Tennessee. As well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his beloved mother Iva Aeschlimann. His father Charles Kerney. Two sisters, Betty Etcheson, and Marjorie Clinch; many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, brother in-law and grandparents.

A memorial will take place on October 9, 2022 at Refuge Ministries Topsey Church in Topsey, Texas.

His son David J. Kerney will be officiating the celebration of life memorial service.

His burial will be at a later date in Pekin, Illinois.

Memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan Purse Christmas Boxes at samaritanspurse.org This is an organization that helps kids around the world.