OBITUARY

Robert F. Kesslick

September 24, 1929October 8, 2021
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Robert Kesslick, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 8, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal with a reception at the funeral home, Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 1929 to the late Michael James Kesslick and Margaret Burns Kesslick. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He worked in the Claims Department with Central Freight Line and Old Dominion Freight Line for many years before his retirement. Robert was a wonderful Christian and was always there for his family. His love for his family was one of his greatest attributes. Robert was a charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and at the church he would greet everyone with a smile and either a hug or and handshake. He was a very faithful servant to his church, serving in various capacities. Robert was a loving and devoted husband, father, adoring grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His family takes comfort knowing that he is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Robert leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Louise Fail Kesslick; sons, Michael Kesslick (Katherine) and Mark Kesslick; one brother and one sister of PA; grandchildren, Heidi Kesslick Fields, Rebecca Kesslick, Mathew Kesslick; three great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and loved ones. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.

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Pastor Ellen Spruill

October 17, 2021

I remember Mr. Kesslick fondly from my time at St. John’s. He always had a smile and was very sweet. He served proudly as an usher in the Lord’s House. My condolences to Mrs. Kesslick and his family!

William Dolan

October 14, 2021

I meet Bob Kesslick in 1974, one of the first people in Greensboro to come to my office. What a lucky break for me! I got to meet one of the best men, and families I’ll ever know. Every encounter with Bob was filled with good will, laughter and uplifting spirit.
It is said often, “he will be missed”. With Bob Kesslick that has never been more true. Rest in peace my friend.
Dr Will Dolan

Lloyd Eubanks

October 13, 2021

I've had the pleasure of being on the staff at Bob's church for 37 years. He has entertained me and others at no extra charge for most of those years. Bob was the first greeter that many people saw at St. John's United Church for many years. We will all miss him terribly

Ellen (Beth) Hinshaw

October 12, 2021

Sending healing thoughts to The Kesslick family. My grandparents, Howard and Ellen Montgomery were their neighbors.

marylou simmons Fail-Jones

October 11, 2021

sending heart felt sorrow to the Kesslick Family and know you all are in my prayers for strength and peace at this time. I know Uncle Bob will be missed by many. I can see him now in heaven making everyone smile. that is how i will remember him as he could make us laugh no matter what mood you were in.ha love you guys and see you soon !!

Russell Cummings

October 11, 2021

My condolences to the Kesslick family.
In times like these, words are often not enough to ease the sense of loss felt by family members. I didn't know Mr. Kesslick but I had the pleasure of knowing and working with one of his sons, Mark. I hope that all of the Kesslick family will find peace and love in his memory.

Merinda Cooper

October 10, 2021

I have so many memories with Uncle Bob, especially one down at Dad’s beach house on the inlet and there was a wooden raft and Uncle Bob sat on top while us kids kicked and pushed him around the inlet and he, well let’s just say cheered us on. Uncle Bob made everyone feel special and always had you laughing. Honestly whenever I think of Uncle Bob, I’ll remember that smile, his love for life, his love for his family, his faith, his big heart, and his total devotion and deep love he had for Aunt Louise “Kitten” , and she had for him. My heart breaks for the family , continued prayers for comfort and strength and love for them all.

Jack Jones

October 10, 2021

Uncle Bob always found a way to make everyone laugh. There are many fond memories of Uncle Bob for me. My deepest sympathies to family.

Robert Littleton

October 9, 2021

Uncle Bob was always one of my favorite uncles. His youthful spirit and energy made vacations with him fun for us younger nephews and nieces. He always seemed to find the good in everyone.

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Biography

Robert Kesslick, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 8, 2021.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the committal with a reception at the funeral home, Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 1929 to the late Michael James Kesslick and Margaret Burns Kesslick. Robert proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He worked in the Claims Department with Central Freight Line and Old Dominion Freight Line for many years before his retirement. Robert was a wonderful Christian and was always there for his family. His love for his family was one of his greatest attributes. Robert was a charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and at the church he would greet everyone with a smile and either a hug or and handshake. He was a very faithful servant to his church, serving in various capacities.
Robert was a loving and devoted husband, father, adoring grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His family takes comfort knowing that he is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Robert leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Louise Fail Kesslick; sons, Michael Kesslick (Katherine) and Mark Kesslick; one brother and one sister of PA; grandchildren, Heidi Kesslick Fields, Rebecca Kesslick, Mathew Kesslick; three great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and loved ones.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.