|Birth: ||May 6, 1909|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1973|
Loving husband of Ozella Whitley Kersey and father of Cecil Rudolph Kersey.
Johnnie Bob was the 6th child born to Horace Monroe and Nora Lee Bowden Kersey. He can be found in the 1910 census, just one month old living with his parents and four of his older siblings along Chapell Road in the Hart's district of eastern Talbot County. This district was located in far eastern Talbot near the Taylor/Upson County line. Sadly, another of his siblings had died before the birth of Johnnie. He was called Johnnie B.in the census, his father was farming. Others in the home besides Horace, 33 years old, and Nora, 32, were his siblings Mattie Lou? 9, Maggie L. 8, Harvey P. 5, and Ruby P. 3. All had been born in Georgia.
The family continued living in the same district over the next ten years, and in 1920 continued much the same as previously, except now they had added two additional siblings for Johnnie Bob, two little sisters, Lina and Bertha, two years and four years younger than now 10 year old Johnnie. All the children except 19 year old Mattie were attending school. Johnnie's older brother Harvey 15, was in school but helping out on the farm.
By 1930, the family had changed somewhat in it's make-up. By this time Johnnie, now 20 had gained another sibling brother, Horace M. Kersey, Jr., who was then 9 years old. He and Jr. were the only sons at home then as most of his older siblings had moved on. Now left were his parents, and younger sisters Lina and Bertha. His father continued to farm their land and Johnnie was also farming with him.
Much happened to Johnnie over the next ten years. Before 1940 he had married Miss Ozella Whitley and the couple had lived over in adjacent Upson County at least prior to 1935. On July 9, 1939, his father passed away and by 1940, Johnnie and Ozella had moved back to the Hart District, began farming his father's farm, and maintained it for his widowed 59 year old mother who stilled lived there. Also remaining in the home was his younger brother Horace, Jr. who was then 19 years old. But perhaps the biggest change of all for Johnnie and Ozella was the birth of a son and only child, Cecil Rudolph who was born in 1937. His mother passed away in November 1941.
In 1945, Johnnie Bob enlisted into the US Army. Per his U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, he gave the name of Johnnie Bob Kersey, birth year: 1909. Enlistment date: 20 Jun 1945, enlistment state: Alabama, enlistment city: Fort McClellan. Grade: Private, term of enlistment: For the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. Education: 3 years of high school. Civil Occupation: Millwrights. Marital Status:
Married. Height: 06 Weight: 100 (??).
Johnnie Bob passed away on January 11, 1973 in Taylor County, at the age of 63. Last Residence was given as Zip Code 31058, Mauk, Taylor County, Georgia.
Horace Monroe Kersey (1876 - 1939)
Nora Lee Bowden Kersey (1877 - 1941)
Ozella Whitley Kersey Gaultney (1916 - 2015)
Cecil Rudolph Kersey (1937 - 2011)*
Rosa Pearl Kersey (1899 - 1902)*
Maggie Lee Kersey Ray (1902 - 1990)*
Harvey Pinkston Kersey (1905 - 1936)*
Johnnie Bob Kersey (1909 - 1973)
Lina Pearl Kersey Story (1911 - 1974)*
Horace Monroe Kersey (1920 - 2007)*
Pine Level Cemetery
Created by: Gordon
Record added: Oct 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31021981