John Wayne Kersey, 74

by | July 25, 2018 4:30 pm

   Funeral services for John Wayne Kersey, 74, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Elder Craig Lanier and Rev. Rusty Moore officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. He passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.
   Mr. John Wayne Kersey was born October 10, 1943, in Swainsboro to the late Watson W. Kersey and Vonelle Flanders Kersey. He graduated in 1961 from Swainsboro High School and was a member of the Army National Guard from July 1964 until March 1970, then a member of the Georgia National Guard Reserve. He was employed by Independent Life Insurance Company as an agent for years. Kersey then worked for American General Life Insurance Company until his retirement. After retirement, he continued to sell insurance with Liberty Bankers. He enjoyed bird hunting and deer hunting, but his passion was fishing. He would rather be in a river not catching anything than sitting at home. Kersey was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Nanilu Douglas Kersey; brother, Miles Kersey; and step-brother, David N. “Jabo” Wilson.

   Survivors include his wife, Patsy H. Kersey of Swainsboro; daughter, Tara K. Newsome of Swainsboro; son, Ryan (Karen) Kersey of Swainsboro; brother, Doyle (Fay) Kersey of Kite; grandchildren, Carrie Newsome, John Kersey, and Katelyn Kersey; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

   Pallbearers were Wesley McRae, Mark Wilson, Steve Wilson, Adam Kersey, Mickey Flanders, John Kersey, Trojan Harrison, and Doug Bennett. Honorary pallbearers were members of American General Life Insurance Company, Walt Donald, and Wayne Scarboro.

   Memorials may be made to New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 671 Nunez-Lexsy Rd., Swainsboro, Ga 30401.

   Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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