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Born May 13, 1928, in Hagan, Virginia, Kyle was the son of the late Anderson Kersey and Elizabeth (Barber) Kersey.
Kyle was a veteran of the United States Army earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He retired as a Network Test Engineer from AT&T Phone Company after 32 years. Kyle was a member of the Optimist Club for over 30 years, a 32nd Degree Mason & Past Master of Hugh Harris Lodge #938, Scottish Rite, Shriner and former City Commissioner (City Recreation) and was of the Church of God Faith.
Besides his parents, Kyle is preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters: Pearl Mills, Carmack Kersey, Phoebe Middleton, Bud Fee, Morgan Fee, Maude Skidemore, Jim Kersey, Dora Williams, Lena Siler and Sue Bird and one son: Kyle David Kersey.
Kyle is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary (Norton) Kersey, wedded to her on July 16, 1949, Two sons: Michael "Mike" Kersey and wife Debra of Corbin, Steven Kersey and wife Cheryl of Louisville, and one daughter: Beth Hagerty and husband Bill of Cincinnati, Ohio. One sister: Eula Mae Scalf of Lexington. Eight grandchildren: Vincent Kersey, Ryan Kersey, Sarah Kersey, Julia Hagerty, Kyle Hagerty, Paul Hagerty, Kyle David Kersey and Ana Hagerty; and three great-grandchildren: Dylan Kersey, Kara Kersey and Henry Kersey.
Plus a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Masonic Services will be conducted by Hugh Harris Lodge #938 prior to the Funeral service. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Corbin with full military honors by the American Legion Post #88 with Grandchildren serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1 p.m. also on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.
O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
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