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Junior Kessler, 69, Greensburg, KY (1951-2020)

James E. Kessler, Jr. (Junior) of Greensburg passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. He was 69 years old.

The funeral services for Junior Kessler will be conducted at 1pmCT on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY, with Bro. Ricky Arnett and Bro. Garnett Wayne Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

A walk through visitation is requested from 4pmCT until 8pmCT on Tuesday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, and after 7amCT on Wednesday until time of the funeral service.

James E. Kessler, Jr. (Junior) of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late James E. Kessler and Dorothy Gentry Kessler, was born on Monday, April 23, 1951 in Green County, Kentucky

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Oak Grove Separate Baptist Church. He was a former lumber assistant and assistant manager for Greensburg Manufacturing for 30 years. He had also worked as a buyer for Hermitage Hardwood in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret Judd Kessler of Greensburg, having united in marriage on May 2, 1969.

Other survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Veronica and Bradley Jones, and Holly and Chris Ferguson all of Greensburg; six grandchildren and their spouses: Jeremy and Alyssa Hunt, Katelyn and J.T. Pruitt, Wes Hunt and Cheyenne Young, Baylee and Jay Gaines, Zack Ferguson and Ruthie Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren: Ella Hunt, Chloe Hunt, Brentley Hunt, Lorelai Pruitt, Lilly Hunt, Zyler Hunt, Zuri Hunt, Rilynn Gaines, Rhett Gaines; a brother and sister-in-law: Tim and Kim Kessler of Munfordville; a sister and brother-in-law: Sue and Gordon Judd of Greensburg; brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law: William Allen and Linda Judd, Billy Judd, and Mike Judd all of Greensburg; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Oak Grove Baptist Church Youth Group, which can be made at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Wesley Hunt, Zack Ferguson, Brentley Hunt, Jeremy Hunt, Jay Gaines, Stan Gentry, David Judd

Honorary Pallbearers: Men's Sunday School Class

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Junior Kessler, 69, Greensburg, KY (1951-2020)

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