October 30, 1956 ~ November 23, 2020

Born in: Starkville, MS
Resided in: Stone Mountain, GA

David Corley Kersh, 64, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Monday 11/23/2020 at Emory St. Josephs Hospital.

He was born October 30th, 1956, in Starkville, MS. On August 28th, 1976 he married the love of his life Gwendolyn Gay Kersh.

David was raised in Starkville and was a 1974 graduate of Brandon High School.

He was a blasting technician for Capital Explosives for 30 years in Conyers, GA. He then retired in 2019.

He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother. He loved watching Georgia Bulldog football on Saturdays and Nascar on Sundays. He will forever be remembered by his contagious smile. He never met a stranger in a room full of them. He was a hard worker and a wonderful family man. He will truly be missed.

Poem for Dad: As we look back overtime we find ourselves wondering…. Did we remember to thank you enough for all you have done for us? For all the times you were by our sides to help and support us…To celebrate our successes, To understand our problems and accept our defeats? Or for teaching us by your example, the value of hard work, good judgement, courage, and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you for the sacrifices you made. To let us have the very best? And for the simple things like laughter, smiles, and times we shared? If we have forgotten to show our gratitude enough for all the things you did, we’re thanking you now. And we are hoping you knew all along, how much you meant to us. We love you!

David was preceded in death by his parents W.C. and Ouida Kersh; David is survived by his Wife Gwendolyn Kersh; his children, Cory Kersh and wife Corinne, Chris Kersh and wife Susan, Chad Kersh and wife Ashley; Brothers Mike (Linda) Kersh, Bernie (Rhonda) Kersh and Paige (Heather) Kersh. 6 granddaughters; Sophia Kersh, Layla Kersh, Lily Kersh, Olivia Kersh, Hayley Kersh and Madilyn Kersh. Many Nieces and Nephews.

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  1. CandleImageYou will always be remembered, I appreciate all the encouragement when Cory and I were playing sports. Rest In Peace

  2. CandleImageDear Gay, Corey, Chris & Chad,
    I am soooooo sorry to hear about David’s death! 💔 I’m also sorry for not keeping in touch with y’all!🥺 I love each of you more than I have shown in the past 15+ years! Y’all were like my extended family for half of my life! Please know that y’all are in my thoughts and prayers!🙏 Please reach out to me at 404-416-4762. I can honestly say that I NEVER heard David say anything negative about ANYONE! He was always so sweet & had that beautiful big smile on his face! I know he loved each of you dearly & y’all were his world! He will be truly missed by many & will be remembered by all that knew him as the amazing kind & gentle man he was! I am honored to have known & shared a part of my life
    with your family ! The heavens are now rejoicing to have his sweet soul ! I have no doubt that he will continue to watch over each of you just like he did while here on earth! He taught & led by example & that’s rare in this day and time! Continue to honor him by staying strong and loving & living the way he showed you! I love y’all & will keep y’all in my thoughts and prayers! God bless each of you!🥰

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