Kennith "Dave" Kerby, 85, of Clifton Road, Danville, died Thursday, May 8 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
A native of Hamilton County, Ohio, he was born Sunday, Aug. 13, 1922 to the late Henry and Joeanna Strong Kerby. He was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital, an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed woodworking and making clocks, an accomplished bluegrass musician, World War II Army veteran, Kentucky Colonel, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Bluegrass Sportsman Club and the Lincoln County Muzzleloaders, and widower of Irene Yocum Kerby,
He was also preceded in death by two children, Russell and Laura Davis.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen (Charles) Rhodus of Hillsboro, Ohio; two sisters, Henrietta Powers and Jean Morgan, both of Danville; one granddaughter; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 12 at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster with Mr. Dale Kirby officiating. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military rites performed by the Caswell Saufley Post #18 of the American Legion.