Whitesburg KY

Thomas Kern, 53, succumbs

Funeral services for Thomas Marion ‘Tommy’ Kern, 53, will be held at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday) at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will be in the Potter family cemetery.

Known to many as ‘Yogi’ Potter Kern, he was born in Pikeville, He died April 1 at his home at Shelby Gap.

He was a son of the late James Thomas and Loretta Mullins Kern, and was a brother of the late Mitchell Potter and was close to the late Archie and Vera Potter.

Surviving are three sisters, Sharon Kern Stamper, Pikeville, Candy Potter, Alexandria, and Claudette Potter, Shelby Gap; three brothers, Robert Lee Kern and James Michael Kern Jr., both of Dover, Tenn., and Michael Potter, Shelby Gap; and six nephews, Cody Potter, David Potter, Travis Stamper, Mitchell Kern, Robbie Kern and Corbin Kern.

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