He owned and operated Lettuce Entertain You in Louisville.
He is survived by one daughter, Nannette Durham of Hardin; one son, Keith Wallace of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Charles and Vera Poole Kern.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at Benton First Christian Church. Expressions of sympathy can take the form of donations to Murray Senior Citizens Center, 607 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.
Imes-Miller Funeral Home in Murray was in charge of arrangements.