James Douglas Kessel
January 11, 1937 – December 25, 2019
James Douglas Kessel, Sr.
01/11/37 - 12/25/19
James “Jim” D. Kessel, Sr., a long-time resident of Autauga County, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Jim served proudly in the United States Air Force as a Flight Engineer, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service.
Jim was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 52 years Patricia (Tatum) Kessel, his son James Douglas Kessel, Jr., and son-in-law Robert Charles Driscoll. He is survived by his daughters, Lori Kessel Driscoll and Beth Kessel McLendon, and son-in-law Matthew McLendon. He was blessed with 8 grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) DeVaughn, Josh Kessel, Rachel Landers, Clayton (Tiffany) McLendon, Cody McLendon, Kelsey (Peyton) Williams, Charles D. Driscoll, and Emily Driscoll and super blessed to live to enjoy the birth of 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, Prattville, AL, Friday, January 3, 2020, at 1:00. Visitation will be 12:00-1:00 at the Church
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Calvary Baptist Church