Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Cecil Travis Kessler, age 43, died Saturday, January 23, 2010 at his residence in Brundidge, AL. Travis was currently employed at Wal-Mart Supercenter, in Troy, AL. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Prospect Baptist Church off of County Road 43, in Clayton, AL. with Bro. Kenneth Andrews officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to local charities or to Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery fund, c/o Nanny Mae Hartzog, 1034 Co. Rd. 43, Clayton, AL 36016.
Travis, aka Tiny, was born in Homestead, FL on June 21, 1966 to Sandra Green (Kessler) Fillingim and Eddy Lester Kessler. He was preceded in death by grandparents James Hubert and Mary Katheryn Green, Clayton, AL, Earl and Lena Mae Hindman, Tucson, AZ, his step-grandfather, Rev. Bufford Fillingim of Ozark, AL , his father, Eddy Kessler of Lordsburg, NM and nephew Baily Barker, Lordsburg, NM.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Sandra Green Fillingim and Leonard Fillingim, Banks; step-mother Frances Kessler, Lordsburg, NM; step-grandmother Jeanette Fillingim; daughter, Kelly Ann Kessler; sister Tami (Kessler) Troesch, nephews Jonathan Troesch, and Joshua Troesch, his wife Erica, and their daughter Emma; step-brothers, Randy Whipple, Philip Whipple, his wife Kim and children Steven Krock and his family, Joshua Whipple, Jacob Whipple, Brandon Whipple; step-sister Michelle Barker, her husband Jason and children Chance Mansfield, Colton Barker his wife Felicia, and daughter, and Justin Barker.
Other family members include uncles and their wives, James L. and Sylvia Greene, Panama City, FL; Larry and Janet Greene, Anderson, SC; Kenneth and Joan Greene, Montgomery; David and Jane Greene, North Port; Russell and Anna Green, Dumfries, VA, and Andy and Sherry Fillingim, Wicksburg; aunts and their husbands, Glenda and Bob Tannler, Clermont, FL; Susan and Austin Hagan, Opelika; Debra Green, Clayton; Linda and William Sowell, Clopton; and Henrietta Estes, Lordsburg, NM; cousins, Daphne and Tom Watts and children, Christina, Thomas and Chad Watts, Marcia and Rick Wasserman and daughter Alexa Wasserman, Jamie and Amy Greene, Cary Greene, Jeremy Greene, Heather and Jim Overton and daughter Shelby Overton, Ben and Christie Tannler, and daughters Madison and Makayla Tannler, Seth Greene, Clay Greene, Jenny and Jay Mullaly, Amy and Conan Frith, Jeff Greene, Kent Hagan, Rachel Greene, Kevin Greene, Ryan Greene, Tyler Green, Ryeli Green, Tammy Arvizo and children Chastity Estes and son Evan Harper, Nathaniel Arvizo, and Stephany Arvizo, and Michelle Reed.
The family would also like to include his best friends Crystal Squier and family, and Chris Shiver, wife Julie and family, and to thank them for all their love and support given to Travis and his family.
Funeral and cremation presided over with loving kindness by Kent Funeral Home, Clayton, AL.