Kent “Geek” Kessler, 55, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, from cancer, in the home he helped his parents build in Oak Hill.

Kent had a huge heart and loved his family dearly.  He found joy in nature, watching old westerns, his mom’s fried chicken and hanging out with his buddy, Robert.  He was an amazing sketch artist.  He could use a pencil like a magician.  He had an ability to bring a blank page to life, drawing anything from animals to sci-fi fantasy.  Kent loved listening to bluegrass music, often driving his mom and dad crazy, as he would shout at their “Alexa” to play his favorite bluegrass tunes.  There is no doubt Kent’s spirit will be dancing “buck necked” in the moonlight, listening to Merle Haggard sing, “No more darkness, no more night, now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight.”

Kent was preceded in death by his loving mother, Linda Kay Maddux Kessler and his son, Zachary Michael Kessler.

Survivors include his father, Lauris Kessler; a brother, Kevin Kessler; a niece, Kristin Kessler Murray; nephew-in-law, Anthony Murray; great nieces, Madeline and Alaina and his dog, Pup.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation or service.

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  • Debbie Lowe says:

    You will be greatly missed Kent. May God wrap his arms around you. We will be thinking of you often. Now you are back home with your mom

  • Patricia Vince says:

    Rest in peace Kent. Please say hello to your mom for me. Love Patty

  • Rock says:

    My condolences to Kent’s family. Mere words cannot take away your pain, but I hope that you find comfort in remembering all the good Kent brought into your lives, and the lives of all who knew him, leaving all happy memories that can never be taken away. In God’s care, He rests. John 5:28, 29; Psalm 37:29