John Gursick, 52, of Windsor, Missouri, died early Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018, as the result of a motorcycle accident in rural Pettis County, Mo.
He was born April 20, 1966, in Marceline, Mo., the son of James Dale West and Edna Fern Keeton. On June 20, 1992, in Sedalia, Mo., he married Sara Lane Stratton and she survives of the home.
John was a 1984 graduate of Windsor High School. He served in the United States Army from 1992 to 1996. He was employed by Fisher’s Concrete in Sedalia, Mo., for a number of years. John had been a motorcycle enthusiast since an early age and loved to ride and work on his bike. Mechanically inclined, he also worked on cars and was handy at fixing nearly everything. He was always willing to help anyone in need, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his wife and son, Nicholas.
In addition to his wife, Sara of the home, survivors include their son, Nicholas of the home; his mother, Edna Fern Gursick, who joined him shortly in Heaven; 2 sisters, Gloria Dority, Windsor, Mo.; and Pam Swearngin (Richard), Lincoln, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Shirley Stratton, Green Ridge, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Phillip Stratton, Elkhorn, Nebraska; 4 nephews, Michael Dority, Windsor, Mo., Larry Nickerson, Overland Park, Kansas, Joseph Swearngin, Santa Barbara, California; and Will Stratton, Elkhorn, Ne.; 3 nieces, Ally, Jill, and Josie Stratton, Elkhorn, Ne.; a great-niece Jamie Dority; 2 great-nephews, Rhys and Rome Nickerson; a great-great-nephew, Luke; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law, Bill Stratton.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Assembly of God of Windsor with Chaplain Bobby Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Union-Williams Cemetery, Cole Camp, Missouri. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. A memorial fund has been established for John’s son, Nicholas, and contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.