Darryl Ray Kersey passed away at the home of his son and daughter-in-law on December 20,
2021, after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 24th, 1942 in Stilesville, IN to Elda Ruth Kersey
Ferry. He graduated from Stilesville High School in 1960 where he was voted “The Friendliest” and was
on the Basketball and Baseball teams. He went on to become a forever proud member of the United
States Marine Corp (1961-1965) and was stationed in Okinawa Japan as a Tank Commander.
In 1967, he married the love of his life, Joyce E. Trover and they shared 49 years together. They
welcomed two sons in 1968 and 1970, respectively, and enjoyed camping and gatherings with their
many friends and large family. After retiring from Teamsters in 2004, they were active in a Vintage
Camper Club. He was a vintage car enthusiast and had a large collection of Hot Wheels.
He was very proud of his two sons and loved their wives dearly. He was extremely happy to
become a grandpa and loved spoiling the kids every chance he got. He enjoyed being involved in
everyone’s lives and making people smile. He is survived by his sons, Jason Kersey and his wife Jessica , Jonas Kersey and his wife Lee, his grandchildren Sierra, Justin, Savanna and Kyler, his great grandchildren Hank and Solace, his brothers Gordon (Sherrie) Rogers and Ron Ferry as well a many many nieces and nephews. Along with his mother Elda, he was preceded in death by his wife Joyce in 2016. They were true partners in life . She orchestrated all of their adventures and he was thrilled to experience them with her by his side. Sadly, his heart was never able to embrace life after she was gone and he never learned how to live without her. They are now reunited and watching over us all ….. calling us whatever nickname it is that they assigned to us ….. and there are a lot of nicknames out there!
At Darryl’s request, there will be no service. We would be pleased if you would honor his
memory by supporting one of the charities that he was passionate about and making a donation in his
name: Wounded Warriors (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/) or Marine Toys for Tots
(https://www.toysfortots.org/ ) Semper Fi Pappaw. We love you. The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 S. Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227 is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.
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