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James G. (Pete) Kessler, Green Co., KY (1922-2014)

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was a trustee. He was a self-employed contractor, and operator of Kessler Builders. He was also a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Taylor County RECC Board for 29 years until he retired. He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded Green County, KY, family. He leaves 20 direct and one step living descendants. He was a veteran and will be accorded full military honors by the Marion County Honor Guard at intement in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Green County, KY
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Mr. James G. "Pete" Kessler, age 92, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday Morning at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. James G. "Pete" Kessler, will be conducted at 10amCT, Saturday, at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery, by Bethlehem Baptist Church, 526 Temperance Road, Greensburg, KY. There will be Full Military Honors conducted at the grave site by the Marion County Honor Guard. Visitation will be 3pm-8pmCT, Friday and after 7amCT, Saturday at the funeral home.


James G. (Pete) Kessler, Green Co., KY (1922-2014)

He was the son of the late Pleas Will Kessler and Elmer Lee Finn Kessler, was born on April 11, 1922 in Green County, Kentucky, and departed this life on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. He was 92 years, 7 months, and 15 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where he was a trustee. He was a self-employed contractor, and operator of Kessler Builders. He was also a veteran of WWII having served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Taylor County RECC Board for 29 years until he retired.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Beatrice Ilene Moran Kessler on November 26, 2005 having united in marriage on May 29, 1947. Mr. Kessler was also also preceded in death by three sisters, Hortense Gleaston, Cleadus McMahan, and Opal Matney.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law: Jimmy & Janie Kessler and Jackie & Lana Kessler, all of Greensburg, KY

  • Two daughters and sons-in-law: Cindy & Brad Coffey and Sandy & Gary Patterson, all of Greensburg, KY

  • A step-daughter: Judy Davenport of Greensburg, KY

  • A sister: Laverne McKinney of Greensburg, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Matt and Amy Kessler, Carrie and Keith Estes, Jeremy and Keisha Coffey, Jason and Mindy Coffey, Annetta Kessler all of Greensburg, KY; and Chasity and Jeremy Ballard of Lebanon, KY

  • Ten great-grandchildren: Matthew Cade Kessler, Cole Thomas Kessler, Cale Hardin Kessler, Jace Kessler Estes, Reese Eilene Kessler Estes, Braden Brooks Coffey, Addison Corey Coffey, Andrew Quintin Karson Mosby, all of Greensburg, Taylor Elizabeth Ballard and Grace Ann Ballard, both of Lebanon.

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
Memorials are suggested to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund or the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

Send a condolence to the family of James G. (Pete) Kessler

The Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Mr. Jame G (Pete) Kessler, Green Co., KY (1922-2014)



2014-11-27 - 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo from Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

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2014-11-27 - 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo from Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home.

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