MARION – Mr. Wlliam Bryant Fersner, 31, formerly of Kershaw, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his home. Mr. Fersner was born in Florence and was a son of the Rev. and Mrs. Bryant Doyle Roseanne Fersner.
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Will, as he was known, was a paramedic with the S.C. National Guard. He was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and attended the University of South Carolina. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 74 and received his Eagle Scout award. Will gave unselfishly and served in the U.S. Army during the Iraq conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kershaw and a volunteer fireman with the Marion Fire Department.
Surviving, in addition to his parents of Kershaw, are his daughter, Rebekah Elizabeth Fersner of Rock Hill; a sister, Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Robinson and her husband, Bryan, of West Columbia; maternal grandmother, Zell Rodgers Gaskin of Lake City; fiancee, Amanda Burroughs of Mullins; special friend, Cliff Wilbanks of Marion; and many special uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, M. Ray Gaskin of Lake City; paternal grandparents, Bryant Doyle Fersner and his wife, Jackie, of Orangeburg; and cousin, Joshua Gaskin of Pamplico.
A Military honors funeral services to celebrate the life of William Bryant "Will" Fersner, are 1 p.m. today, April 26, at First Baptist Church, 210 N. Matson, St., Kershaw, officiated by the Rev. Bert Fersner and Chaplain Steve Shugart, with entombment Kershaw City cemetery.
A celebration of Will's life is at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Mullins Presbyterian Church, 809 Sandy Bluff Road, Mullins, SC.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, SC 29067.
The family encourages anyone with symptoms of post tramatic stress disorder to get professional help for yourself or your loved one.
Baker Funeral Home is serving the Fersner family.
Baker Funeral Home
210 East Hilton Street
Kershaw, SC 29067
Published in The Lancaster News on Apr. 27, 2013