James Charles Kelsay

May 23, 1944 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 77)


James Charles Kelsay, 77, of Russell Springs, Kentucky, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Russell County Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1944, in Adair County, to the late James Lester and Elzora Corbin Kelsay.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Fulkerson and two great-grandchildren.

He retired after 29 years with the Edinburgh, Indiana Police Department, a former firefighter and EMT in Edinburgh, attended Calvary Baptist Church and was currently employed by Stephens Pipe and Steel.

Survivors include:

His wife – Lisa D. Sipes Kelsay of Russell Springs

One daughter – Pamela Sizemore (Gilbert) of Columbus, Indiana

Two sons – Steven Kelsay (Olga) of Taylorsville, Indiana and Shawn (Whitney) Kelsay of Columbus, Indiana

Two step-children – Jeremy Coffey of Russell Springs and Sunshine (Ray) Williams of Fairland, Indiana

Three brothers – Albert Eugene Kelsay (Mindy) of Edinburgh, Indiana, Joe Todd Butler of Russell Springs and David L. Butler of Columbia

13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating

Burial in Freedom Cemetery

Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Thursday

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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January 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Funeral Service
January 21, 2022

12:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

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