Kimsey “Gene” Messer
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Pastor Jim Hyder and the Reverend Felix Bussey officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens .
Pallbearers will be Allan Rollins, Michael Morris, Steve Padgett, Kevin Padgett, John Story and Jay Womack.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the active and in-active firemen of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department.
Mr. Messer was born in Cherokee County , GA to the late Kimsey Lee and Estelle Cody Messer Moore. He was a 27 year veteran of the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department and attended Liberty United Methodist Church .
He was preceded in death by his brothers James Lee Messer and Walter Moore; sister, Patricia Gaus.
In addition to his wife survivors include his son, Randy Messer and his fiance Faye Lunsford; grandchildren, Christopher, Chance, Rebekah and Spencer; sisters, Ruth Leopard of Travelers Rest, SC, Reba Moore and her husband Mike of Simpsonville, SC, Mary Ann Carlton, of Simpsonville, SC; brother, Danny Moore and his wife Martha of Brevard, NC; sisters-in-laws, Libby Goodwin of Augusta, June Yuan of Warrenville, SC, Paulette Padgett and Pam Young and her husband Larry all of North Augusta, SC; brothers-in-laws, John Story and his wife Rita of Thomson, GA and Howard Gaus of Burlington, NJ and numerous neices and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the Connie Maxwell Children’s Home PO Box 1178 Greenwood , SC 29648 Greenwood , SC.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD , Augusta , GA 30906 .