George William Kessel, Jr. 86 years old, of Rockledge, Florida, passed away on January 27,2024, surrounded by his loved ones at home. Born September 19,1937, in Flint Michigan, George enjoyed ice hockey as a kid and fishing and jogging as an adult. He served in the US Air Force before embarking on a career in computer programming. His career highlights were building the computer systems to track ships through the Panama Canal in Central America and tracking shuttles and rockets downrange for Kennedy Space Center. He was a dedicated Deacon and Sunday school teacher most of his retired life and taught himself how to play the guitar and piano.
George is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, of 64 yrs., Virgina A. Kessel; children, George W. Kessel III (Evelyn), Kathryn A. Bradley (Jim) ; seven grandchildren, George IV, Nicholas, Kara, Korryn, Kaley, Kevin, Jr., Kolton and four great grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Kessel and siblings, Patricia and James.
A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church Merritt Island, 140 Magnolia Ave, Merritt Island, FL 32952, February 9th, at 9:30am; with a Celebration of life at 10:30am. A private burial will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens, at 1:30pm following all services. In lieu of flowers we request donations may be made to St. Frances Reflections (Hospice) 1250-B Grumman Pl Titusville, FL 32780 https://reflectionslsc.org/donate/ George will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care.