Bruce Lynn Kelsey, age 80, of Eli

Bruce Lynn Kelsey, age 80, of Eli, Kentucky, passed away in Conway, South Carolina on Thursday, November 02 2023 at his residence.

He was born on Thursday, February 11 1943, in Font Hill, Kentucky.

He was the son of:
Mother – Eddith Tucker Kelsey, who has preceded him in death
Father – Marlus “Boots” Kelsey, who has preceded him in death

Survivors include:
Wife – Annette Kelsey of Derry, Ireland

3 Sons:

Kirk Kelsey, spouse Nikki, of Lexington SC.
Barry Kelsey, spouse Tammy, of Rockingham NC.
Bruce Kent Kelsey, spouse Lori, of Galivants Ferry SC.

1 Sister:

Patti Ann Kelsey Davis, of Liberty KY

He is survived by 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Ann Kelsey and a sister Deena Blair.

He retired from CSX Railroad where he was a superintendent, and was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a great man, husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all who knew him. He was mentioned as having a PhD in railroading by his peers and he enjoyed fishing and hunting. – Pallbearers were: Jacob Kelsey, Jonah Kelsey, Kyle Kelsey, Adam Davis, Ashley Davis, Daniel Blair and Brandon Blair.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, November 08 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

Visitation will be 11 AM Wednesday, November 08 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Separate Baptist Church Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.
Officiating: Bro. Richie Curtis

Expressions of sympathy suggested to Hospice of Lake Cumberland local Veterans Groups.

Military Honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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