Lawrence Louis Kessler, 77, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home. He was born July 30, 1938 in St. Louis, Mo., to Henry and Maude Christian Kessler. Lawrence proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rockwall.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Mary Louise Kessler; children: Douglas Kessler and wife Marcia, Stuart Kessler and wife Deborah, Karen Williams and husband David and Sarah Lawshe & husband Mike; grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel, Kaitlin, Justin, Jared, Bridgette, Travis, Brandon and Chase; great grandchildren, Josiah, Zoe, Gemma, Camryn and Kinley; sister: Maude Baldwin; and half-sisters: Kathy, Diana and Jan. Lawrence was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Kessler.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Rockwall Chapel with Pastor Douglas Kessler and Chaplain Col. Lyle Metzler, USAF Ret. officiating. Graveside services were held Monday, December 7, 2015 at DFW National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to honor Lawrence may be made to the Veteran’s Hospital of Dallas, 4500 S. Lancaster, Ste 140, Dallas, TX 75216.