Ernest Thomas Kerns, 78, of Warrenton, died on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Adler Center for Caring in Aldie.
He was born January 1, 1939, in Fauquier County to the late Shirley Carter and Nora B. Kerns, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Kerns was a plumber for 23 years for Prince William County Schools.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Catherine L. Kerns (a poet); a daughter, Elizabeth Weaver and husband Mike; three stepchildren, Lular Zitek, Frank Fitzgerald and Edna Fitzgerald; two grandchildren, Jamie Weaver and wife Erica and Katie Nicholson and husband Lee, and two great-grandchildren, Lyla Weaver and Jayden Nicholson.
The memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 2, at Mt. Holly Baptist Church, 6223 Sumerduck Road, Remington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va. 22042.