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Earl 'JR' McKerchie

Born: Wed., May 1, 1935
Died: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Nov. 29, 2017
Location: Niigaanaagiizhik Ceremonial Building


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Earl ‘JR’ McKerchie of Sugar Island passed away Thursday November 23, 2017 at War Memorial Hospital.  JR was born April 1, 1935 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Earl and Adeline McKerchie.  He is survived by a son Earl ‘Rob’ McKerchie;  daughters Pamela McKerchie and Debra McKerchie;  grandchildren Melissa McKerchie, Katie Lustila, Emily McKerchie, Ray Ray McKerchie, Robert McKerchie, Robert ‘Bob’ McKerchie and Brian McKerchie;  siblings Bernice ‘BC’ Roberts of Valdosta, GA, Loretta ‘Etta’ and Robert ‘Bob’ Peterson of Montello, WI,  Clarence ‘Pokey’ McKerchie of Meridian, ID,  Kenneth ‘Kenny’ McKerchie and Sharon Jaros of Sault Ste. Marie, MI,  Carol and Robert Lawrence of Eckerman, MI,  Michael ‘Mickey’ and Barbara McKerchie of San Jose, CA,  Raymond and Sue McKerchie of Sault Ste. Marie, MI,  Russell and Linda McKerchie of Kincheloe, MI,  Irene ‘Peewee’ and James Sears of Goodrich, MI,  Beverly ‘Jeanie’ and Dennis Watson of Sault Ste. Marie, MI,  Daniel ‘Sandman’ and Loris McKerchie of Sault Ste. Marie, MI;  also survived by several nieces and nephews.  JR is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Adeline McKerchie and a brother George McKerchie.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Wednesday November 29, 2017 at Niigaanaagiizhik Ceremonial Building with Brother John Hascall officiating.  Military Honors and a luncheon will follow the services.  Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewshouse.com.

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Karen Miles Stabile
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Dear Bernice, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your brother, Earl. I have some memories of him when you and I were growing up in the Arlington/Ridge Street area. Sending you loads of love, hugs, and prayers for Earl & your whole family, Karen

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