OAKFIELD - LeRoy Hersey, 81, died Dec. 16, 2012, in Bangor. He was born July 10, 1931, in Oakfield, son of Wilbur and Katherine (Sanders) Hersey.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
, serving during the Korean War
in the 47th Division as a platoon leader and received the Purple Heart
. He was retired from Bangor & Aroostook Railroad as an engineer.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna (Boutilier) Hersey of Oakfield; five sons, Keith and Brenda Hersey, Glenn and Nancy, Larry and Anna, all of Oakfield, Wendell and Patty of Houlton, and Travis and Amanda of Burke, Va.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, Albert and wife, Leah Hersey, of Oakfield; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and six siblings.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St., Houlton, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Sterling Lawrence officiating. Flowers are appreciated, but those who wish may donate in LeRoy's memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or Oakfield Railroad Museum, P.O. Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763. For an online memory book and to leave condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com