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Henry Maresch Kersey, 88 of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma died April 7, 2015 with his loving family by his side. Henry was born April 9, 1926 in Houston, Texas to John Wesley & Myrtle (Nash) Kersey. He is survived by his loving wife Laura Elizabeth (Goodlet) Kersey; children: J.W. Kersey, Randall & Mary Kersey, Henry L & Susan Kersey, Ralph E. Kersey, Wyatt & Lisa Kersey, Vicky Kersey, Crystal Kersey, Sheena & Michael Laird, Janet & Tommy Robbins, Ralph W. & Candice Kersey; grandchildren: LaSchelle Nygaard, Robert Nygaard, John John Kersey, Crystal Morrison, Randy Tine, Clinton, Brittney and Summer German, Courtney Kersey, Sammi Willis, Zoe Rodgers, Michael Hensley, Abbygail Singleton, Lance & Laura Kersey, Desiree Kersey & T.J. Daley, Laura & Charles Kersey, Brandon Kersey, Julia, Billy and Melissa Baca, as well as many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Henry served his country with honor during two wars while he was a member of the United States Coast Guard then the United States Army Air Corps. A such, a final honor was bestowed upon Henry.
When a flag of Unites States of America is worn and tattered, thus ready to be retired, it is done so by destroying it by fire per the United States Flag Code. One such flag was draped over Henry’s body during his cremation as the final act of honor for this flag to preform. The flag was donated to the funeral home’s Retire Your Flag With Honor program which uses these flags to honor veterans upon their cremation.
Henry was a long time truck drive and enjoyed auto repair as well as painting.
A memorial service with military honors will be held for Henry Maresch Kersey 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Northwest Christian Center located at 8601 North Council Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132.