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Garnett Kessler

August 6, 1924 ~ May 10, 2017 (age 92) 92 Years Old

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.

Survivors include:

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

 Service Information

May 12, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
May 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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