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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair County, KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)

He was a member of Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church and a farmer. He was a native of Shawnee, OK, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Vestal & Bertha Hughes Kessinger. His wife, Margaret Harmon Kessinger, survives. He leaves 55 living descendants to carry on his legacy.
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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:30amET, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2pmCT, at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church, 1025 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY, with Bro. B.J. Huff and Bro. Brian Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Kessinger Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10amCT, Thursday at Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church.

Casket Bearers: Wendy Cosby, Jordan Ford, Jonathan Ford, Jacob Bryant, Joseph Fuller, Nathan Fuller, Joshua Cosby, and Zack Vaught

Honorary: Vernon Harmon, Terry Cosby, Gary Foster, and Shawn Sommer

Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair Co., KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)

He was born November 1, 1955, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. He was the son of the late Vestal & Bertha Hughes Kessinger. He died April 17, 2017, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 61 years, five months, and 16 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie and Dan Kessinger and a sister, Vesta Kessinger.

Troy was a member of Flatwoods Separate Baptist Church and a farmer.

Survivors include:

  • His wife: Margaret Harmon Kessinger of Columbia, KY

  • Nine sons: Robert and Troy Vincent Kessinger both of Alabama, Zachary and James Kessinger both of Shawnee, OK, James Harmon, Larry Benge and Raymond Bowers and Richard Fuller all of North Carolina, Ryan Fuller of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Angela Lacey of Columbia, and Regina Fuller of Jamestown. KY

  • One brother: Jimmy Kessinger of Shawnee, OK

  • Four sisters: Louise Tucker and Linda Lee, Mary Katherine Cologne all of Shawnee, OK, Leona Cleary of Missouri

  • Twenty-five grandchildren

  • Nineteen great-grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Troy Allen Kessinger

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements

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Troy Allen Kessinger, 61, Adair County, KY/Oklahoma native (1955-2017)

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