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Robert Jeffery "Jeff" Kermode

November 29, 1960 — January 9, 2024


Robert Jeffery "Jeff" Kermode


Robert Jeffery “Jeff” Kermode, 63, of Fairland, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

He was born November 29, 1960, the son of Robert W. and Velma Marie (Kleiman) Kermode. Jeff and Athena “Tina”, spent 26 years together and were married on March 3, 2018.

In addition to Tina, Jeff is survived by his son, Robert Jarrett Kermode of Pleasantview; step-daughter, Amy Beaver and husband, Chad, of Fairland; brothers, Steven Kermode and wife, Andrea, and Todd Kermode and wife, Brenda, both of Fairland; sister, Beth Riggs of Fairland; grandchildren, Drayton Kermode, Madison Beaver, Hayden Beaver and Corbin Beaver; uncle, Art Kermode of Spearsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In 1979, Jeff graduated from Triton Central High School.

He attended Rock Lane Christian Church.

Jeff liked construction and enjoyed working, he owned and operated Hard Times Construction since the 1980’s.

He loved life, and also enjoyed skiing, boating, hunting and riding his motorcycle.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 4 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Carson Root.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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