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08/25/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Vern Kersey

Vernon Hayworth Kersey Jr.
(15 Jan 1945 - 26 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

 
    We have more sad if somewhat belated news to report this Sunday.       Vern Kersey, Class of 1963, passed away in his home in Nurnberg, Germany on Friday, July 26, 2013 at the age of 68. 


From the Daily Press - 08/25/13:

            Vernon Hayworth Kersey, Jr.
   

 

 
    NURNBERG, GERMANY - Vernon Hayworth "Buddy" Kersey, Jr. passed away on July 26, 2013 at his home in Nurnberg, Germany, with his loving wife Christa, of 37 years at his side.

Vernon was born in Newport News, Va. Jan. 15th 1945, where he grew up and attended NNHS. He joined the military in 1964, and retired in Nurnberg after serving his country 21 years with a honorable discharge. His Army career included tours of duty in South Vietnam, Thailand and Germany.

After retiring in 1985 Vernon went to work for Leonische Drahtwerke AG (cable Company) in Nurnberg; he retired in 2008, after 23 years of service. Vern is preceded in death by his parents, Inez and Vernon Kersey, sister Barbara Pizzeck and two nephews', John Pizzeck and Charles Kersey Jr.

 
 Vern Kersey
 
 
  He is survived by his wife Christa Graser Kersey, Nurnberg; a son, Michael Shane Kersey (Angela), grandchildren, Porsha Lynn and Dorian, all of Hampton; sister, Carolyn Green of MS; brother, Charles Kersey (Mildred) of Hampton; brother-in-law Jack Pizzeck of MS; and many special nieces and a nephew.

Buddy, as he is known to his family, was a great husband, wonderful brother, amazing uncle and a outstanding man who is loved deeply and will truly be missed by all. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on August 25, 2013.

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August 25,
2013 

My condolences to the family of Vernon Hayworth Kersey Jr., in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you.Ps.90:10 Ps.37:10,11,29 With Sympathy, E.L. Mitchell

~ E.L. Mitchell, Virginia

 

August 25, 2013  

  My deepest sympathy to Vernon's wife and family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, I was pleased to have had a brief encounter with him through Facebook. My memories of him from our youth I will cherish forever. I look forward to the day when I will see my old friend again in Heaven. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

~ Wayne Kerlin, Fincastle, Virginia


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Vern's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam-all.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/memoriam63.html


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
915-780-3048



Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.


Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of http://breadsite.org/classic.htm - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of http://www.friendsacrossamerica.com/amazinggrace.html - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Veterans of Foreign Wars logo courtesy of http://vfwpost3200.com/ - 01/26/08

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