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Parran M. Keesecker, Jr. (Jerry)

Parran KeeseckerParran M. Keesecker, Jr. (Jerry), age 81, passed away Sunday, January 22nd at Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. Jerry is survived by his wife (Anita) of 60 years, 4 children: Perry, David, Mark (Holly) Keesecker and Carol (Stephen) Linville, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 siblings: Irene (Jerome) Gray, Katrinka (Prezzle) Quillen, John (Ann) and Karl (Teresa) Keesecker as well as innumerable nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents: Parran Sr. and Pauline Keesecker, siblings A.G. (survived by wife, Carol), Nancy (survived by husband, Howard Dean), Conrad (survived by wife, Margaret Lee), Sam (wife, Penny), Michael, Steven and 4 nephews: Jay Merry Gray and Matthew, Randy and John Mark Keesecker.

Jerry graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. After working for Massengill in Bristol, TN for 3 years, he continued his career at Chemical Abstracts in Columbus, Ohio and retired after 33 years.

Jerry was a dedicated father and husband, his involvement in the activities of his children was admirable. Not only was he an active member of Karl Road Baptist Church, but he also played a number of valuable roles in his community from coaching little league baseball and school-age basketball, to maintaining a position on the pool board and acting as Meet Director for Northland Swim Club over the years. Additionally, he was a dedicated driver and deliverer for the Delaware County Meals on Wheels program for more than 15 years.

Family will receive visitors from 10-11 A.M. on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at Karl Road Baptist Church, 5750 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229 and a Memorial Service will follow from 11:00 A.M.-Noon (Pastor Rick Brush, officiant).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:

Kobacker House
800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214
(https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/hospice-giving)
OR
Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio
1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215
(http://www.alz.org/)