Col. Nelson Reed Kerr, Jr.
January 28, 1937 - March 13, 2018
- Nelson Reed Kerr, Jr. was born in Baltimore MD on January 28, 1937. He passed away peacefully on March 13, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Heidi Lee Kerr, sister Judge Barbara Kerr Howe(Don Nixdorff), his children, Nelson R. Kerr, III (Aly), John S. Kerr(Sheri) and Robert S. Kerr (Alexis) and his stepchildren Jeremy (Kelly), Erica Williams(Laurence), Lara(Michael) and Brian. Also survived by grandchildren Michelle, Jessica, Olivia, Nathan and Astrid and niece , Susan Baron (Robert and daughter Louise) nephew Skip Howe (Sherrill and sons Chris, Nathan and Conner) and William J. Kerr, Jr.(Sabrina and their four daughters).
Nelson attended the University of Chicago and graduated in 1956. Thereafter, he attended George Washington Law School and graduated from the University Of Maryland Law School in 1959. He married Anne Reiblich, joined the Air Force, and after an honorable discharge, returned to Maryland and began to practice law with his father, Nelson Reed Kerr. In 1969, his sister, Barbara, joined the practice.
Nelson returned to active duty in the Air Force and was stationed at the Pentagon as the Chief Legal Affairs Advisor to the Chief of the JAG of the Air Force where he served with distinction before retiring. After practicing law in Montgomery County MD he retired with his wife Heidi and lived in Willliamsburg VA for the rest of his life.
Among many other interests and accomplishments, Nelson was an accomplished artist, avid reader and raconteur of many remembered poems and stories.
He will be deeply missed by his entire family and those who were fortunate enough to know him