Obituary of Russ McKesson
Russell Alan “Russ” McKesson, 71, of Stony Point, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Born Sunday, October 23, 1949 in Coral Gables, Florida, he was the son of the late Albert Allen and Patricia Mabel Castano McKesson. Russ was a greeter and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He spent time painting at the church and enjoyed singing in the choir and quartets. He enjoyed aviation of all kinds including model aviation and radio-controlled air crafts and was a member of the Model Aviation Club and Statesville Model Flyers where he served as Past President, Vice-President as well as the Newsletter Editor. Russ also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, sports car, bicycling, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Russ is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Terri Lynn McKesson; children: Brian McKesson and his wife, Heather, and Kelli Vining and her husband, Matt; grandchildren: Cody, Lily, Gavin and Grayson McKesson, and Lexi and Levi Vining; sister, Dianne Smith; brothers: John, Keith and Mike McKesson; and many more loving family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church 504 Whites Mill Rd, Statesville, NC 28677, with Pastor Chris Haizlip officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, www.cbcofstatesville.com
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