Paul Eugene “Gene” Kessel, 87, Sparta, Tennessee (formerly of Dayton, Ohio), passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital from complications to a recent fall.
Gene was born August 18, 1933 in Nitro, West Virginia to the late Londis Howard & Effie Blanch (Casto) Kessel. He owned and operated a Marathon Station in Dayton for many years before retiring from Marathon as a truck driver. He took great pride in his work, always sending his work uniforms to the dry cleaners so that he would look professional for his customers. His hard working, glass half-full attitude carried him throughout his life. As recent as a few weeks ago, he cut the grass for his neighbor as well as he kept his yard well-manicured.
Survivors include his son, Charles E. (Candy) Kessel, Sarasota, Florida; grandson, Timothy Mullen, Springfield, Ohio; brother, Thomas (Carol) Kessel; step-daughter, Gayle (Rick) Simpkins; Mother of his children, Jeanie Hull and a host of wonderful friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kessel; son, Paul William Kessel; daughter, Patricia Ann Gilda; grandson, Charles Mullens; siblings: Travis, Harold, Maxine, Lorene, Kathleen, Jack, Carroll and Keith.
Private Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. Burial will follow in the Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family Thursday 12:00 Noon to the time of the service. In accordance with CDC Recommendations and COVID-19 Regulations, social distancing has been implemented and face coverings are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vinton Memorial Park Mowing Fund PO Box 23, Vinton, Ohio 45686
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