LeVaughn “Von” Dean Kerr, of Delaware, Oklahoma, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Ascension Saint John, Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, at the age of 79.
Von was born on June 25, 1943, in Bluejacket, Oklahoma to William Roosevelt and Nona Irene (Kelly) Kerr. He was raised on his family farm in rural Bluejacket, where he graduated from Bluejacket High School. Von continued his education at Okmulgee Tech, where he was certified as an Electronic Design Engineer. Von’s first job after graduation was for Motorola in Chicago, Illinois as an electronic engineer.
Von married Nancy Rogers and from this union was born 4 children: Karri, Kimmi’, Kelly and Kristi. This marriage later ended in divorce. Von then married Cheryl Young and from this marriage he gained a daughter Michelle. This marriage also ended in divorce.
On January 10, 2009, Von found and married his true love Cindy Sour. They made their home in Webb City, Missouri and were married until her death in 2018. Von then moved to be with his family to Delaware, Ok. In 2021.
Von came from a musical family and loved music. Von ‘s mother, Irene, taught him a few chords on the guitar and he took it from there; playing the guitar, fiddle, dobro, mandolin and even tried his hand at a steel guitar. He was a natural musician and played in a band during his time at Okmulgee Tech. If not playing music, he enjoyed listening to music. Von also enjoyed restoring old cars when he had time and like his mother, Irene, loved watching professional wrestling on T.V.
While working for LaBarge Technologies, Inc. Von was proud to have worked on many important projects several being successful space shuttle projects.
Von was a member of the Faith and New Hope Church in Carterville, Mo. He was also a 32-degree mason and member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry of the Orient of Oklahoma of the Valley of Tulsa for 50 years, and a 50-year member of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma A.F. & A.M./Gene Autry Catoosa No. 185.
Von loved his family and friends, and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He had a smile that would light up a room and he knew no stranger. Von will be missed by all who knew him.
Preceding LeVaughn in death are his parents, William and Irene Kerr, his wife, Cindy Kerr, two children, Karri Kerr and Kelly Kerr, siblings Lloyd Leon Kerr, Willa Faye Collins, Robert “Bob” Kerr, and Betty Beasley. Survivors include children: Kimmi’ Douglas and husband David, of Delaware, Oklahoma, Kristi Hudgens and husband Marshall, of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Michelle Elliott and husband Terry, of Rockport, Texas; eight grandchildren, Amanda Adams, Ashlee McCall, Autumn Douglas, Dyllan Kerr, Bryce Hudgens, Bayleigh Hudgens, Kari Payne and Hayley Warren; twelve great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.
Celebration of Life services for LeVaughn Kerr will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday October25, 2022 at Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Vinita, OK. Visitation for LeVaughn’s family and friends will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Monday, October 24, 2022, in the Luginbuel Funeral Home in Vinita, OK. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com or for more information, see the Luginbuel Funeral Home Facebook page.