Jimmie Lee Kesler
1935 - 2021
Powles Funeral Home, Inc.
913 West Main Street
Rockwell, NC
Jimmie Lee Kesler

June 16, 1935 - October 19, 2021

Jimmie Lee Kesler, 86, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

Jimmie was born June 16, 1935, in Rowan County, to the late Henry Carr Kesler Sr. and Julia Shields Kesler. He was also preceded in death by brother, Henry Carr Kesler Jr.; and sisters, Mary Julia Honbarger and Peggy Cassady.

He graduated from Rockwell High School in 1953. Jimmie served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 in Korea. He worked for Miller Equipment Company, McCanless Custom Fabrics, and Reynolds Metals Company in Salisbury. He retired from Reynolds Metals Company in 1997 to follow his lifelong dream of being a full-time cattle farmer.

Jimmie was a lifelong member of Providence United Methodist Church where he served as church treasurer, Cemetery Committee, Sunday school teacher, trustee, Administration Board and other positions.

He was a volunteer firefighter with Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Board of Directors.

Jimmie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara McCombs Kesler, whom he married Aug. 25, 1963. He was a loving father to daughter, Julia Laney, and son, Brian Kesler, both of Salisbury. Jimmie is also survived by loving granddaughters, Lauren Kesler and Megan Kesler of Salisbury and Ashlyn Davis (Garrett) of Rockwell; his pride and joy were great-granddaughters, Aaliyah, Aspen and McEmery; and great-grandsons, Lucas, Easton and Avery. He is survived by special brother-in-law, Bob Honbarger and his partners in hay making.

The family will greet friends and relatives Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at Providence United Methodist Church. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Providence United Methodist Church in Salisbury, with the Rev. Aldana W. Allen and the Rev. Kevin Honbarger, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 6450 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 or to Novant Health Hospice, 612 Mocksville Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144.

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Published by Concord & Kannapolis Independent Tribune on Oct. 22, 2021.
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