Richard Edmond. Kessinger “Ricky”, 50, departed this life Sunday evening at his home on Virginia Avenue in Pembroke. Born on September 12, 1958 he was a son of the late Wilven Edmond Kessinger and Oma Crisella Reed Kessinger. Ricky was an enterprising man of multiple talents having been in business for himself and worked at various trades during his lifetime. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, New River Ward in Pembroke.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son Cody Edmond Zachary Kessinger and his fiancé Emilie Schultz of Ripplemead; his daughter April Dawn Sifford of Pearisburg; his best friend and mother of his children Drema Merrix Runions of Ripplemead; his sister Irene K. Whittaker of Pembroke; and he looked forward to the birth of his first grandchild in the early Spring.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke with Bishop Cantrall Martin presiding. Burial will follow in the Kessinger Family Cemetery on Big Stony Creek at Interior. The family will receive friends at The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.