He was born Oct. 28, 1943, in El Dorado, the son of Albert Russell and Edna Grace (Cavender) Kersey. In 1953, the family moved to the Burton area. The family moved in 1953 to the Black Jack area of Douglas County and then in 1957 to Delta, Colo., where in 1963 he graduated from high school.
Mr. Kersey served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966 and attained the rank of sergeant. He was stationed overseas for more than two years and awarded the good conduct medal.
He drove a bus for Trailways Bus Co. from 1966 to 1973, then worked as a crop duster from 1973 to 1975. He drove a tour bus until moving to Eudora in 1976. He then worked for Lawrence Bus Company until 1989. In 1988, he began delivering the Wall Street Journal, which he did until his health forced him to quit.
He married Alice Thelma Kisacky on Sept. 21, 1976, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Andrea Lynn Kersey, Tucson, Ariz., and Mary Ann Kersey, the home; a sister, Billie Saner, Deep Step, Ga.; a brother, Bill Cavender, Baldwin; and a granddaughter.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Baldwin, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society or to Hannah Roberts Education Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.