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J. CRAWFORD KERR-In Memoriam (1953-2019)

J. Crawford Kerr was born in El Paso, TX, to Crawford S. Kerr, Jr. and Marion Rogers Kerr. He was raised in El Paso and graduated from Coronado High School in 1971. He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975 and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin in December of 1977. While at UT, Jay found the two loves of his life: Nancy Marie Glass and the Texas Longhorns. He and Nancy married on June 11, 1977, and, after Jay’s graduation from law school, moved to El Paso where Jay practiced law for over 40 years, first with Edwards, Belk, Hunter and Kerr and then with Firth, Bunn, Kerr and Niell. Jay had been active with the Downtown Rotary Club, the El Paso Home Builders Association, the YWCA and Los Caballeros. He was awarded and humbly accepted many honors and awards throughout his career. Jay was known for his sense of humor and quick wit, his brilliant mind, his kindness and generosity, his loyalty and his love of family and friends.

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