Ed Kerley

Ed Kerley, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the funeral home. Ed was born September 15, 1925, in Cumberland County, Tenn. and married Barbara Brewster Aug. 9, 1958, in Seminole, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 1, 2004. He grew up in Tennessee and moved to Hobbs, N.M., to work for Gulf Oil Company. He joined the United States Navy, serving on the USS Helena during World War II. He returned to Hobbs after the war where he met his wife, Barbara. He and his family moved to Crane with Gulf Oil Company for a few years and then moved to Big Spring in 1971, retiring from Chevron as a flow line engineer. Ed was an active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church where he was also a member of the St. Andrew's Brotherhood and had served as junior warden for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Ates and husband, Lee of San Angelo, Texas; a granddaughter, Chelsea Huskey and husband, Wesley of Knoxville, Tenn. and their son, Nolan Huskey; a sister, Mabel Clem of Rockwood, Tenn.; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny and Rachel Cagle of Eastland, Texas. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2949, Big Spring, Texas 79721-2949. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.compaid obituary