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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Dr. Brant Gregory Kersey

June 11, 1968July 25, 2019
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Dr. Brant Gregory Kersey, age 51, of Knoxville, Tennessee, took his own life on Thursday, July 25, 2019 after struggling with a traumatic brain injury for over a year. Despite his struggles, he felt genuinely blessed to have spent time with his family and friends during the year after his injury. Brant was a beloved family physician who loved family dinners, movie nights, science fiction, and Major League Baseball. After graduating from Brookstone High School in Columbus, Georgia, Brant attended Duke University on an ROTC scholarship, where he made many lasting friendships through Sigma Nu fraternity. He became a Satellite Operations officer with the Air Force after college, then attended Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he met his wife, Leanne. He is preceded in death by his mother, Juliet Regina Towson, as well as his grandparents, Millie and Bob Dolan and Robert and Alice Towson. Brant is survived by his wife, Leanne McGinnis Kersey; his children, Will, Emily, and Parker Kersey; his father and step-mother, Joe and Cherry Kersey; and his sister and brother-in-law, Meredith and Kevin Horn; and their children, Sophie and Cooper. Family will receive friends Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, Tennessee from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm with Celebration of Life to follow at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Knoxville Area Brain Injury Support Group at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be made at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

Services

17 August

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920

17 August

Memorial Service

4:00 pm

Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Dr. Brant Gregory Kersey

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Anita Hurst

August 16, 2019

Thank you so much Dr. Brant Kersey. My husband, Bob, and I appreciate all your help over the years. You were an amazing Doctor and person we could talk to. I know you are with God and are now in peace. I pray for peace, comfort and understanding for your precious family. We love you. RIP Dr. Brant Kersey. Anita and Bob Hurst

jack troupe

August 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Leann and family. Brant was my Doctor for over 20 years and I have many fond memories. He will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you always. Jack Troupe

Emily McPherson

August 11, 2019

My heart nearly leaped out of my chest this morning reading about Dr. Kersey. I saw him just before the accident and we spoke about his new car. I too sustained a brain injury in '97 from a traumatic car accident and though it's been 20+ years, we spoke about it. We often spoke of faith and my love for God, my family, and His love for his wife and children. I'm so deeply sorry to his beloved family for the loss. I remember being in the same place of despair... All I could say was...Jesus...over and over and over again. He will love and guide through this. Cling to Him. It is such a difficult battle. Dr. Kersey will be forever missed and loved. My deepest condolences and prayers reach out for his family in such admiration

Tom Rickard

August 11, 2019

Dear Kersey Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, brother, son, and friend to many. I was blessed to attend high school with Brant and have happy memories of his wit, brilliant mind, enthusiasm, and showing us the answer to the meaning of life (42). Please know that his very old friends have only the deepest respect and admiration for him - he was an amazing man and we will grieve his loss.
Sincerely,
Tom Rickard

Bonny MacDonald Naugher

August 11, 2019

Dear Leanne,
My heart aches for you and your family. Praying that the love of family and friends sustains you as you endure this tragic loss of your beloved husband.
Our class is gathering once again next weekend. We will continue to share fond memories of your mom and other classmates who have gone before us.
Sincerely, Bonny MacDonald Naugher.

Kasandra Walters

August 11, 2019

He was such a great guy! I will miss him soo much he was the best doctor ever! He will be greatly missed!

Diane Taylor

August 11, 2019

I remember a check up when l told him l was taking fish oil with lemon pills. I showed him the bottle, he asked for one l said sure. Dr Kersey popped it into mouth and bit it! lmmmediately he grabbed his can of soda and swallowed it down!! When he came up for air he said "yes, thats lemon fish oil!" We laughed. Dr Kersey had such a natural way with people, he is missed here on earth. l am sure our Father has much more for him where he is now. Thank you Dr K

Sean Sanders

August 11, 2019

He was such a great man wonderful doctor he treated my family he was not only our doctor but our friend he will truly be missed may he rest in peace and his family also be able to continue knowing what a wonderful man dr Bryant Jersey was

Linda Smith

August 8, 2019

I loved the Tribute Video and it’s so obvious how much he loved his family....I will miss Brant’s contagious smile.....rest in peace “my miracle man”

Linda Smith

Dianne Lyle

August 6, 2019

Dr. Kersey “Dr. B”, was an absolute pleasure to work for, and to have as my Family’s Physician. He was so brilliant and all of his patients loved him, and his knowledge of medicine. I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working for him for 5 years. He will be missed tremendously. My prayers are with the Kersey family.

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