Gerald William Kersey Mr. Kersey was born to Winford Wm. and Ruby Pearl (Fore) Kersey on the 12th day of June, 1939 at Norman, OK. He departed this life on the 4th day of March, 2011 at the Norman Regional Hospital. He attended the Norman and Noble School System and graduated from Noble High School in (1958). He married the love of his life, Mary Lovell, on the 29th day of August, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Noble. They were married for 52 years before his passing. They were members of the McFarland Methodist Church of Norman. He entered the National Guard on January 1, 1957 and served three enlistments before receiving an Honorable Discharge. He was employed with the University of Oklahoma in the Housing Division as Supervisor for 21 years until his retirement. Mary and his Church were first in his life, then the wonderful children and grandchildren. He coached his son's baseball team and loved to attend his grandchildren's sports activities. He was an avid fisherman, loved to camp and travel, and gardening. He and Mary were members of the Sooner Coaches R.V. Club; he was an avid O.U. Sports fan; he had his special coffee shop buddies that he had coffee with twice a day; he loved to garden and was an Honorary member of the Noble FFA. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Michelle; and 2 brothers, Alvin and Harold Gene Kersey. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; 1 son, Randy Kersey and his wife Susan of Noble; 1 daughter, Melanie Kersey; 1 brother, Earl Kersey of Tulsa, OK; 2 sisters: Irene Baugh of Noble; and Ilene Howell of Sachsa, TX; 4 grandchildren: Tiffanie Chisholm, Jason and Kevin Kersey and Trevor Peck; 1 great-great-grandson, Radley Reynolds; 3 sisters-in-law: Betty Kersey of Garland, TX; Martha Jett and husband Newell, Pamela Rosso and husband Jim; 2 brothers-in-law: Joseph Lovell and wife Pamela and William Lovell and wife Carol; and many other relatives and friends. Service: 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 8th, Noble First Baptist Church; interment: Noble IOOF Cemetery. Directed by McMahans Funeral Home of Noble.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 8, 2011