William Kershner

William David “Bill” Kershner, age 65, of South Charleston, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Division in Charleston.

Bill was a retired First Sergeant with the West Virginia State Police with 22 years of service. Following retirement, he began working for the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

He was a dedicated person who touched a vast number of people during his many years in public service. His love for people was truly exemplified during the June 2016 flood, when he would not give up until the last victim of the disaster was found in order to give the family closure.

Bill will be sadly missed by his family, friends, co-workers and those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Denver W. Kershner.

He is survived by his wife, Robin White Kershner; daughters, Megan Hatfield, and husband, Rocky, and Erin Lockhard, and husband, Jason; his mother, Betty Lou Kershner; sisters, Janet Kershner-Vanover, Susan Kershner McClung, and husband, Robert, and Connie Kershner Hannah, and husband, Bo; grandchildren, Tatum Lockard, Macy Lockard, Avery Lockard and Lincoln Hatfield.

Funeral service was September 25 at Good Shepherd Mortuary in South Charleston with Jimmy Gianato, Director of West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management officiating. Interment was in McCarty Cemetery at Droop Mountain.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped in any way.

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