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Kenneth Kabler Kessler

November 9, 1927 — December 20, 2023

Lynchburg, Virginia

Kenneth Kabler Kessler

Kenneth Kabler Kessler (KK), 96, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. He was the husband of the late Mary Lois Kessler for 72 years. 

KK was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on November 9, 1927, to the late Raymond Leslie Kessler and Mauray Foster Kessler. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and a grandchild- Sarah McKenzie Goodman.

Kenneth is survived by his children: Kenneth Gregory Kessler of Calleo, Jeffery Blake Kessler (Gail) of Forest, and Cynthia Kessler Bost (William) of Lynchburg. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kristopher David Watts of Rustburg, Kara Watts Trent (Robert) of Lynchburg, Christian Kessler Trautner (Robert) of Greer, SC, Jeremiah David Kessler of Pawleys Island, SC, Lita Kessler Brennan (Ean) of King George, Daniel James Bost of Granby, CO, and Kaitlin Dianne Bost (fiancé-Tucker) of Raleigh, NC, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren.

After serving our country in the US Marine Corps, he went to work for the US Postal Service where he retired after 43 years.

Dancing was one of his favorite pastimes, and he always looked forward to Saturday night dances. He loved going on golf trips to the beach and taking adventurous car rides. He also enjoyed traveling the country with his wife. He remained active by bowling, playing softball, and going to the YMCA. You could always find him with his camera taking pictures of the ones he loved. But his greatest joy in life was being a dad, grandpa, and great grandpa.

Kenneth spent his free time volunteering with Meals on Wheels. He was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church, where he was a part of the Heritage Bible Sunday School class. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. KK always lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26th from 6 to 8pm. The funeral will be Wednesday, December 27th at 1pm, followed by a burial at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory-Lynchburg

220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory-Lynchburg

220 Breezewood Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Interment to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery

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