Kerry Fil­gas Sr.

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Tributes | Services | Announceme­nts -

With sad­ness, the Fil­gas fam­ily, shares the loss of Kerry Fil­gas Sr., who passed un­ex­pect­edly on Wednes­day, June 5, 2019 at the age of 72. He was a devoted hus­band to Sharyn for 51 years. His chil­dren Carol, Shelly, Karen and Kerry Jr. were the pride and joy of his life, as were his grand­chil­dren Rodney, Nick, Amanda, Sa­man­tha, Sab­rina, Randy, Tyler, Emily, Max, Jack and his great-grand­chil­dren, Faith, Bentley, Rem­ing­ton and JJ.

Kerry grad­u­ated from San Joaquin Me­mo­rial High School. He was a ded­i­cated son to Al­bert and Pearl Fil­gas and brother to Deneva, Teresa, Kevin and Kim. Kerry worked his en­tire life for the Fil­gas Fam­ily busi­ness un­til it closed in 2008.

An avid out­doors­man, Kerry en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing and camp­ing, es­pe­cially when ac­com­pa­nied by his fam­ily and friends. He taught many young­sters firearm re­spons­bil­ity and sur­vival skills nec­es­sary in harsh en­vi­ron­ments. De­clin­ing health made these ac­tivites dif­fi­cult in his later years but you could al­ways count on Kerry for the best tips on hunt­ing and fish­ing spots. He loved to gar­den. He had a large va­ri­ety of fruit trees in his yard and al­ways had a bag ready for the tak­ing. Plants were in abun­dance, it was com­mon for him so show up with an orchid or an­other plant just be­cause. Kerry loved BBQ, foot­ball, NASCAR and walk­ing his dogs.

Peo­ple de­scribe Kerry as "a straight shooter". He left an im­print on ev­ery­one he met. His love for God, fam­ily and his coun­try was clear to all who knew him. Over the last few years, he be­came very in­volved with vet­er­ans, lo­cally and abroad. A Vet­eran him­self, he was pas­sion­ate about help­ing his fel­low Vets. From a ride, to a med­i­cal appointmen­t, or a cup of cof­fee. Kerry did not know the word "stranger". he loved to talk and made many friends just be­ing him­self.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at Fresno County Sports­man Club lo­cated at 10645 N. lanes Rd., Fresno, 93720. Lunch will fol­low the ser­vice.

In lieu of flow­ers, please send do­na­tions to Cen­tral Val­ley honor Flight or your lo­cal no kill an­i­mal shel­ter. Cen­tral Val­ley Honor Flight c/o Cen­tral Val­ley Com­mu­nity Foundation 5260 N. Palm Ave. #122 Fresno, CA 93704

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