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Terrell Kesler





Frank “Terrell” Kesler




Frank “Terrell” Kesler, age 96, of 108 Apex Street, and husband of the late Elsie Spencer Kesler, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at NHC Healthcare of Clinton.


Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Charlie and Eva Boyd Kesler.  Terrell was first employed with Laurens Hosiery Mill and retired from Laurens Glass.  After retirement, Mr. Kesler worked with both CarQuest and NAPA Auto Parts.  Terrell was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens. When he wasn’t working, he could be found working in his yard or working with cars.


He is survived by: a son, Bob Kesler and wife Frances of Laurens; a sister Jo Ellen Hazel of Laurens; three grandchildren, Brittany, Miranda, and Deanna; and five great-grandchildren.


In addition to his wife and parents, Terrell was predeceased by a step-son, Johnny Meeks; a brother, Truman Kesler; and a sister, Merdelle Segars.


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Westview Memorial Park conducted by Rev. Tommy Cox.


The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 12:30-1:30 pm on Saturday prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, P.O. Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.





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Bob, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad! Worked with him for about 10 years at Carquest. He was the best, I thought the world of him. He was the kind of person everyone should be. If he liked you, you knew it, if he didnt you knew it. He wasnt 2 faced, he was a straight up person! I would say he was the most honest person I knew! If you asked him something, you got the truth. Like it or not! Rest In Peace my friend, till we meet again.......Harley Ford

Harley Ford Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Mary Ann Hawkins Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Bobby and Family, Saddened to read of Terrell's passing. It's always hard to give up a loved one no matter the circumstances. I always enjoyed the good natured "bargaining" he and I did about his insurance premiums. I don't think I ever convinced him that i didn't set the premiums. I kind of think he just liked giving me a hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe Kirby Jul 3 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Evelyn & Fred Taylor Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Terrell Kesler

Gail Bouknight Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

To Bob and family: So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days and months ahead.
Rick and Ann Poole

Ann Poole Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Terrell Kesler

John Holder Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

I so enjoyed sitting in church beside Mr Kesler. I have missed him and periodically would get updates on how he was doing. I always found him to be an inspiration. He will be greatly missed. Katie Hanna

Katie Hanna Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Terrell Kesler

jeanette gregory Jul 2 2021 12:00 AM

Bobby, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pamela K. Ganes Jul 1 2021 12:00 AM