Ray Edward Kersey, 78, a native of Bowling Green, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at his residence in Paso Robles.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1944-1945, and during time served he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Kersey of Paso Robles, three sons, Ed Kersey of Springfield, Wayne Kersey of Dexter, and Verolen Kersey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Sue Poskin of Antelope, Calif., Chiquita Weatherly of Madera, Calif., and Anita Billingsley of Lowndes; brother, George Kersey of Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Lorraine Fast and Lee Silva of Paso Robles; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Nathan and Donald Blunt; his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Burial of his cremains will be in the Community Church of Christ Cemetery in Lowndes.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.