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William Kermit DeBord

July 7, 1953 — July 5, 2022

Abingdon, VA – William Kermit “Kerm” DeBord, age 68, passed on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Johnson City Medical Center. Kerm was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and a Master Woodcrafter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Harrison DeBord and Ettie Jane Dempsey DeBord; brothers, Earl, Walter, and Jim DeBord; sister, Maudeen DeBord Blevins her husband Lloyd Jackson Blevins, Sr.; sister-in-law, Mary Mildred DeBord; paternal grandparents, Creed and Margaret Roop DeBord; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Mertie Suit Dempsey; and niece, Deborah Kay Blevins.

Kerm is survived by his brother, Gerald DeBord; sisters, Mattie, Brenda, and Glenda DeBord; sister-in-law, Julia DeBord Wilcox; several nephews; a niece; many cousins; and special friends and neighbors he knew during his lifetime. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

Honoring Kerm’s request, there will be no funeral service and the interment will be private.

The family would like to thank and express deep appreciation to all who supported them during Kerm’s illness. Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register.

The family of William Kermit “Kerm” DeBord is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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