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Garnett KesslerAugust 6, 1924 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 92)
Garnett Kessler, 92, of the Portland Community, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at his home.
He was born August 6, 1924, in Adair County, to the late Daniel Chester and Lena Shuffett Kessler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Edwards Kessler, his daughter, Glenda Kessler and two brothers, Chester and L. C. Kessler.
Garnett was a member of Pickett’s Chapel United Methodist Church, a retired farmer with Kessler Jerseys, a member of the American Jersey Cattle Association and operated Kessler’s Grocery with his wife for many years.
Two sons and daughters-in-law – Edward and Linda Kessler of Portland, Donald and Christy Kessler of Somerset
One sister – Carolyn Finn of Columbia
Five grandchildren – Eddie (Tiffany) Kessler, Kevin (Arlinda) Kessler, Timothy, Holly and Lauren Kessler
Seven great-grandchildren – Jeremy Phillips, Alexis, Jeralyn, Kyla, Colin, Keaton and Kasey Blue Kessler
Funeral service – Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Pat Smith and Bro. Herbert Janes officiating
Burial in Columbia Cemetery
Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Friday
Memorials are suggested to the Garnett Kessler Memorial Fund which the family will distribute to Garnett’s favorite charities. These may be made at the funeral home.
Casket Bearers: Donald, Eddie, Kevin, Timothy, Colin, Keaton and Kasey Blue Kessler, Jeremy Phillips
Honorary: Men of Pickett’s Chapel Church and Portland Community
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements