The Curry Coastal Pilot

Paul Raymond Kessler

Dec. 4, 1933-Jan. 8, 2014

Former Brookings resident Paul Raymond Kessler, 80 of Malin, passed away Jan. 8, 2014, in Medford, with family by his side.

Paul was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Davenport, Okla. to Morris and Nedra Kessler.

He met and married Darlene Julia Ripple of Malin, Aug. 11, 1953.

Paul settled into their life after serving four years in the U.S. Army.

In 1960 Paul and Darlene moved to Brookings, where they raised their two children. He worked for South Coast Lumber Company for 25 years. While in Brookings, Paul was a member of the First Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Elks Lodge 1934.

They moved to Shady Cove for six years where he work for Agnew Lumber Company in Central Point.

Paul and Darlene moved back to Malin in the spring 1996 to a family ranch where they enjoyed retirement. Paul was a member of the Malin Baptist Church there.

Paul's greatest love was his wife Darlene and their time together. They loved spending time with their grandkids; watching their sports and enjoying family.

Survivors include son Edward Kessler, wife Connie, of Shady Cove; sister Deanne Simmons of Malin, Billie Huestis of Brookings; grandsons Tommy Howell of Brookings, Ritch Massey, wife Mechelle, of Central Point and Eric Massey and Jennifer of Medford; great-grandchildren Julia Howell of Brookings, Christian, Dakota and Colby Massey of Central Point, and Camren Rieg, Devin, Brayden, Makenna and Addysen Massey of Medford; great-great-grandchildren Bryer Massey and Taytum Rei Massey.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Darlene; daughters Debra Lynn Kessler, Naomi Ruth Smith; granddaughter Clara Howell; brothers Lewis Kessler and William Ripple; and parents Morris and Nedra Kessler.

A service for Paul will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Malin Baptist Church, in Malin; Pastor Claude Hagerty will officiate.

Arrangements under the direction of Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls.

Submitted by

Davenport Chapel

of the Good Shepherd.