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Robert Lynn Kelsey

March 13, 1945 — July 3, 2024


McMinnville, TN resident and Warren County native Robert Lynn Kelsey, age 79, was born March 13, 1945 and died July 3, 2024 at his home following a four-month illness. Robert was a member of the Church of Christ at Westwood. 

A retired Captain from the U.S. Army Reserves and retired employee from Dezurik Corp., he was the son of the late Vester and Christine Kelsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Roberta Turner Kelsey; brothers, Stanley, Donald and Larry and wife, Judy Hildreth Kelsey.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy Thomison Kelsey. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Valerie Kelsey Wells and Regan and wife Jenny Kelsey; five grandchildren, Kaitlin Kelsey Fults and husband Christopher, Peyton Kelsey Bartlett and husband Bryan, Walker Kelsey and fiancée Kelsey Fults, Charis Wells Johnson and husband Andrew and Douglas Wells and fiancée Bailey Vickers; five great-grandsons, Lincoln Fults, Briar and Banks Bartlett and James and Eli Johnson; two sisters, Barbara Elrod and Phyllis Barns and husband Jerry; brother, Cambell Kelsey; sisters-in-law Nancy Kelsey Bouldin and Janice Kelsey and three step-sisters, Charlotte Helton and husband Ronnie, Carolyn Youngblood and husband Billy Joe and Caresse Nokes and husband Ronnie. Many cousins, special nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

No funeral or burial services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to White Hill Cemetery c/o High Funeral Home. 

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High Funeral Home and High's Cremations, Inc. are in charge of arrangements.


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