Robert "Bob" Kersey

Sunday 26th of March 1944 - Monday 31st of December 2018

Robert "Bob" Kersey

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Visitation

Jan 3, 2019 (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

Milward Funeral Directors

1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington , Kentucky

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Celebration Of Life

Jan 3, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Milward Funeral Directors

1509 Trent Blvd, Lexington, Kentucky

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Robert “Bob” Kersey, 74, husband of Linda Saylor Kersey, died on Dec. 31, 2018.  He is survived by his daughter, Stefanie (Courtney) Cash and granddaughter Caroline.  He was the son of the late Elmer Ray Kersey and Leola McDowell Kersey of Ashland, KY.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert Ray Kersey and is also survived by Herbert’s wife, Ruby and their children Ray, Elise and Carrie.


He retired from Ashland Inc. in 2003 after 36 years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War.  He was commissioned as a   Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Martha Layne Collins and was a former member of the Ashland Elks Lodge 944.  He was an avid golfer and boater and cherished his time on the course and the lake with his friends and family, and the loving father of three poodles.


Visitation will be on Thur., Jan 3, 2019 from 12 PM to 2 PM followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2 PM, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY  40515.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Lexington Humane Society.   www.milwardfuneral.com

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Guest Book

Sherrill

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Linda, In your grief just remember, Bob is walking with the Angels and he is at peace and standing with everyone who went before him. I pray our Lord gives you comfort in the days ahead. I understand your feelings. ❤️

11 months ago

Greg and Ilona Baber

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So so sorry to hear of Bob's death. We are on Pier 6 with you folks and was so much hoping that you all would be back this coming summer. He was always so nice to us and so were you, Linda. We are also here if you need anything in this area. RIP, Bob.

11 months ago

Marc Fairchild,

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Linda and family, I'm so deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing.. Bob and I go back many years ago.. He and I bowled together at Blue Ribbon Lanes many years ago. As I was employed there for 25 years I have fond memories of his bowling with our team and the Ashland Oil league. I now living in Winston-Salem, NC and sadly I won't be able to be at the funeral. R.I.P, my friend!

11 months ago

Jack Skeens

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Linda and Stephanie I am so deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We worked together for so many years at Ashland. Bob was the best Computer Operator I ever worked with. He just had a mechanical mind that understood how things worked and how to get the most from the resources he had to work with. He taught me so much, but I could never measure up to his skill level and job knowledge. Very few if any could. Rather than mourn his passing, I choose to remember him for the prankster and practical joker he was in the office. I can still see him pulling a fast one and wiping tears from laughing so hard when he knew he had you. He made the day to day work grind fun and interesting. He seemingly had a never ending supply of ways to prank people and nobody (not even managers) were exempt as targets. The business and leadership changed many times over the years but Bob never did. He was so good in so many ways. I will never forget him. May God hold you close and comfort you with loving memories and good times you spent together. Jack Skeens

11 months ago

Sharon Conroy

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Linda and Stephany our prayers are with during this time. Bill and send our condolences and hope you feel the prayers going up for you and your family.

11 months ago

Al Chrouser

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Always enjoyed seeing Bob at Lakeside.... Every Year I loose My "Golf Buddies" which means a "Group or Foursome" is at a loss... Bob is leaving a loss!! RIP

11 months ago