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George Elmer Kessler

November 11, 1940 — March 5, 2022

George Elmer Kessler, 81, of Packs Branch passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born November 11, 1940, in Cannelton, WV he was the son of the late Frank Kessler and Velva “Williams” Kessler.

Mr. Kessler retired from the coal mines in the early 90's, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, fixing things, and spending time with his family especially his great grandchildren.

George is preceded in death his loving wife of 34 years Drema Louise “Ruff” Kessler; both parents Frank and Velva Kessler; siblings, Frank, Gerald Dean, Johnny, Robert “Punk”, Victor; and a special nephew, Steve Kessler.

Those left to cherish his memory include children, Clara Y. Denny and Mark Kessler (Viola); grandchildren, George A. Kessler (Alison), Jessica N. Jackson (Jonathan), Michael Denny, Samantha Adkins (Danny), Gloria Atkinson (Kameron), Joey Kessler, and Caine Webb who was like a grandson along with many others who call him pawpaw; great grandchildren, Aeron Kessler, Eli Kuhl, DJ Adkins, and Aden Adkins; and sister, Rosie Williams.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Tyree Funeral Home in Mount Hope with special speaker Pastor Eric Davis. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Visitation for family will be 10:00 AM and visitation for friends will be from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

Honorary Pallbearers will be, George A. Kessler, Michael Denny, Jonathan Jackson, Caine Webb, Sarah Kessler, and Anthony Perry.

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Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
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Thursday, March 10, 2022

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