Kerry James Drennen

Kerry James Drennen, 57, of Parkersburg, went to be with The Lord on Nov. 23, 2013, after a long fight against multiple illnesses.

He was born June 16, 1956, in Ontario, Canada, to Emery and Bobbi Jean (Weinberg) Drennen.

He was a member of New Heart Ministries in Mineral Wells, W.Va., and was a self-employed accountant.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharee Richard Drennen; three sons, David (Brooke) Drennen, Daniel (Roxianne) Drennen and Stephen (Kelsie) Drennen, all of Parkersburg; one daughter, Amy (Nathan) Jones of Wirt County; one sister, Luanne (Timothy) Wiseman of Parkersburg; and 11 grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Triston, Noah, Brooke, Eli, Jonas, Seth, Aliesa, Logan, Landon, Roman and Baby Sophia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Bobbie Jean Drennen; grandmother, Lulu Anna Parchman; and granddaughter, Alexis Drennen.

Kerry will always be remembered for loving everyone he had ever met. He had been given many titles throughout his life including athlete, champion, horse enthusiast, coach, teacher, minister, Pastor, accountant, chairman, Girl Scout leader, tour bus guide, mountaineer, friend, brother, son, husband, father, grandfather and most importantly, hero. He also had a habit of adopting every stray animal he found.

Kerry has finally earned another title, Dearly Departed.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor William Cottrell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial at Two Run Baptist Church Cemetery in Wirt County.

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