Allen Andrew Kersh, 95 of Shady Point, OK passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 in Pocola, OK. Allen was born June 14, 1919 in Cowlington, OK to Rufus Hugh & Maude (Jones) Kersh. He was a minister for over 50 years; as well as a carpenter, the Shady Point Fire Chief, a share cropper and farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene on January 4, 2001; grandson, Shawn Kersh; great grandson, Buddy Burleson; great granddaughter, Alesha Billy; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Rufus & Agnes Kersh of Poteau, OK, Evalyn & Dolphis Fout, Bert & Frank Wiles, Jim & Diana Kersh all of Shady Point, OK, Jean & Leon Garner of Broken Arrow, OK, Dephna & Evert Stacy of Alma, AR, Howard & Patsy Kersh of Rock Island, OK, Larry & Debra Kersh of Hugo, OK, Wayne & Paulette Kersh of Monroe, OK; 22 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren; 40 great great grandchildren; a host of friends and other relatives.
Services will be 10 am, Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Assembly of God Church in Shady Point, OK with Revs. Joe Owen and Matt Stimic officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Point Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.
The family will be at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm to visit with relatives & friends.