VIENNA, Ill. — Otis E. Kerley, 83, of Vienna died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1945 to 1968. During the Korean War, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Belknap Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Pat Vaughn of Belknap and Teresa Hill of Karnak; two sons, Everett Kerley of Ganntown and Leo Kerley of Vienna; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Rillis Kerley and Donald Kerley, both of Vienna, and Roy Kerley of Simpson; and three sisters, Faye Kerley of Metropolis, and Letha Breeden and Wilma Murphy, both of Vienna.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo (Tucker) Kerley, and two sisters, including one infant. His parents were Orlan and Lassie (Shrum) Kerley.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Belknap Pentecostal Church. Kenneth Capps will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery near Simpson with military rites.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna and from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home, 792 N. Main St., Anna, IL 62906 or to Rock Springs Cemetery, c/o Roy Kerley, Ill. 147, Simpson, IL 62985.