SSG Kevin Michael Rafferty, Retired
USA – ANG
Dothan, Alabama – 11-13-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Kevin Michael Rafferty, 58, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family in Orlando, FL. He was born on February 28, 1962 to Edward Lee and Margaret Ann McCulloch Rafferty, in Decatur, AL. He spent his early years in Decatur until his family moved to Cowarts, AL. Kevin attended school in Ashford, AL, where he was very active in Band and Key Club. A lifelong patriot, Kevin joined the National Guard in 1981 and became Active Duty Army in 1983. He was passionate about tanks and always proclaimed “death before dismount!” He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, became a Master Gunner, and after twenty years of service, he retired in 2002. He continued to work as a Simulations Expert, while maintaining the lifelong friendships he had developed across the world. He met the love of his life, Sherrie Atterberry, in 1979. They were married in November of 1982. Together they raised three beautiful children, with whom Kevin shared his love of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and the Alabama Crimson Tide football team. He also loved talking Alabama Softball with whoever would listen. Kevin and Sherrie always kept their home open to their children’s friends, who knew him as “Big Guy”. Big Guy made sure everyone knew they were part of the family.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11-13-20
Staging: 1:30 PM
Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory
1700 Barrington Road
Dothan, Alabama 36350
John “Top” Kammerer
Briefing: 1:45 PM, this is a visitation and interment service at the cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: John Kammerer
Position: Alabama Ride Captain
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