William M. "Bill" Kerns, age 58, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014. He was born August 29, 1955 in Fall City, Nebraska to the late Floyd Mitchell Kerns and Beverly Ann Dykes Kerns.
Bill served in the United States Army and was employed by Hiller Systems as a Fire Alarm Specialist. Bill enjoyed fishing, crafting stone jewelry, electronics, flea markets, thrift store, movies and most of all spending time with his family. He was Wiccan by faith.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Kerns.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Esther H. Kerns; his sons, Wayne (Charlotte) Parker of Milton, FL, Mitch Kerns of Molino, FL, and Billy (Shawna) Kerns of Pensacola, FL; his daughters, April Kerns of Milton, FL, Sherry (Carlos) Bullard of Pensacola, FL, Christina (Johnny) Leece of Alaska, and Jennifer (Martin) Bullard of Pensacola, FL; 10 grandchildren, Tyler, Madison, David, Andrew, Melissa, Kayden, Bryson, Bentley William and Gavyn; a sister, Charlene Goodwill of Milton, FL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12 Noon at National Cremation & Burial Society with Pastor Bill Wright officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 20, 2014 from 6 until 8 PM. National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.