Dr. George Donald Kessler

July 23, 1942 - January 29, 2022
Liberty Mortuary
30 S. Palmetto Street
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 843-9211 | Map
Saturday 2/12, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Liberty Mortuary
30 S. Palmetto Street
Liberty, SC 29657
(864) 843-9211 | Map
Saturday 2/12, 2:00 pm
Six Mile Baptist Church Cemetery
149 N. Main Street
Six Mile, SC 29682

Burial will be private.

Dr. George Kessler Six Mile, SC   Funeral services to honor the life of Dr. Kessler will be 2:00 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022 in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel conducted by Reverend Dr. Ray Longenecker. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at the mortuary. BurialContinue Reading

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Charles Kessler left a message on February 12, 2022:
George was my cousin, but I never met him until 2000 when he came to my father's funeral. He and I were both involved in forestry in the southeast and had a great deal in common and I really appreciated the short time I knew him. I am now in Washington state and work with an extension forester who got his start under George back east. He told me how special George was to him. It showed me that George's wonderful work stretched coast to coast. He will be missed by many forestry professionals. May the Lord bless and keep the family during this difficult time.
Lori Rash left a message on February 12, 2022:
Matt and I are so sorry for your loss. George was an amazing person. He taught my children and I so much about life and the outdoors, from Christmas trees to knot tying. He also held me accountable as a fellow Christian and helped me in my interpretation of the Word. He was truly a life-changing person in our lives and we are better people for having known him. Heaven is a better place now and I look forward to seeing him again. I regret that we are unable to attend his service due to an unchangeable prior commitment. Please accept our condolences and know that we are praying for your family. Love the Rash family
Susan K.Smith left a message on February 12, 2022:
In memory of Dr. George Donald Kessler, Susan K.Smith lit a candle
Susan K.Smith left a message on February 12, 2022:
Our sympathy to Marsha and the children and grandchildren for the loss of George .. A fine gentleman and child of God . Our family has enjoyed the friendship over many years and our son Wesley had wonderful leadership and influence from George during his Scouting years that has impacted his character . George touched many lives in many ways . Our prayers for comfort , strength and healing .. Donnie & Susan Smith and family ..
Vic Shelburne left a message on February 11, 2022:
George was a colleague of mine in the CU Forestry Department and also a Fellow Scouter. Always friendly and helpful, his last connection with me was a few years ago when he had about 25 potted eastern white pine trees that he could not use for his Christmas tree farm in Six Mile. At the time, I was replanting white pines from the wild and various sources at Camp White Pines--the leadership camp down the road from the BSA Camp Old Indian in northern Greenville County. I took those donated trees from George and along with about 30 other trees formed a ring of white pines around the meadow/parade field at Camp White Pines. All those trees are doing well now and that ring of white pines is a living tribute to George Kessler, Professor of Forestry, Christmas tree grower and Scouter.
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Jeff Rosenberger left a message on February 9, 2022:
Enjoyed working with Mr. Kessler with Troop 134 in Six Mile. He has had a significant positive impact on me, my son and my nephew, as well as all of the others that were in the Troop. He will be missed, but I plan to see him again.
Pam Ardern left a message on February 6, 2022:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I always loved working with George through Clemson Extension and with the Teaching KATE program. He was always do dedicated and loved what he did.
Karen Garrett left a message on February 6, 2022:
To Marsha and Family I am so sorry to hear of your loss of George.
Judy A. Brock left a message on February 4, 2022:
Thinking of you with prayers and sympathy. Knew George through work with Clemson Extension. He was always a joy to work with and we very much appreciated his willingness to share his knowledge and wisdom with us in the counties.
Peggy Culler-Hair left a message on February 2, 2022:
My condolences to the family. As a Clemson Cooperative Extension co-worker of Dr Kessler I remember him as a dedicated and very knowledgable forestry specialist. Even though we had not communicated in quite some time recently I thought I needed to contact him for advise as I embark on managing my family's farm. He will be missed by many in the forestry realm.
Dave Scherrep left a message on February 2, 2022:
Dr. Kessler was one of the finest men I have ever known. His impact on my son as Scoutmaster was profound. I will forever be grateful. God bless you George
Laurie Haughey left a message on February 2, 2022:
To our dear Kessler Family, We are incredibly sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, husband and for us - a community patriarch. From his work with the Boy Scouts, club and church activities and his professional work at Clemson University, Dr. Kessler had such an influence on others. Our prayers go out to you all! Laurie, Jim, Sinead and Gabriel Haughey
Bruce Nessler Jr. left a message on February 2, 2022:
Dr. Kessler will be tremendously missed. My sincerest condolences to his family. I remember him as a cornerstone of Boy Scout Troop 134. A fair but high standards scoutmaster, he positively influenced and mentored many who have gone on to contribute in great ways in this world. I am personally grateful for his counsel, guidance, and wisdom. The world is and continues to be a better place because of his efforts. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they celebrate the life of a truly wonderful child of God.
Dee Golden left a message on February 2, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of George. We sure did enjoy him here at The Legacy. Thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
John Thompson left a message on February 2, 2022:
It was a pleasure to know George as Scoutmaster of the Six Mile Scout Troop. He was the epitomy of a Great Scoutmaster and leader of the youth in our area!
Amy Thornton left a message on February 1, 2022:
Praying for all of you!
condolence-image Liberty Mortuary & Holtzclaw Memorials left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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