Thomas J. Kersey

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Thomas J. Kersey, 77, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby. He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Laramie, Wyoming, to Russell and Florence (Gorball) Kersey.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963. He worked at Hill Air Force Base where he met his future wife, Marcia McGraw. They eloped to Las Vegas and were married on Nov. 22, 1967.

Thomas was hired by the U.S. Forest Service in Libby in September of 1978. He was their maintenance person. He retired in January of 1995. Thomas worked with the Boy Scouts of America for several years and was an Eagle Scout. He drove school bus for Head Start, and also charter buses for Harlows.

Tom loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed gardening. He also loved to spend time with his family.

Tom was an avid boater and belonged to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 36 years. He loved patrolling on weekends and holidays and promoted boat safety. He retired from the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia Kersey; daughter Cherone Kersey Flak (Joseph); son Vernon T. Kersey (Donelle); grandchildren Trevor Kersey, Shelby Copeland, Jacob Coleman, Zach Coleman (Kashaila) and Hunter Coleman; and brothers Richard Kersey and Jerry Kersey (Jan).

Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.

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