MONTEAGLE, Tenn. -- Jeff Kern, formerly of Defiance and now of Monteagle, Tenn., passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
He was born on March 13, 1961, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Jim and Charlene Kern.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha; children, Eric of Monteagle, Jessica (Billy) Anderson of Tracy City, Tenn. and Joshua of Manchester, Tenn.; a sister, Vicky (Keith) Roughton, Defiance, Ohio; brothers, Mike (Kathy) of Albany, Ind., and Scott of Defiance and five grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral will be held at Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tenn., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.