Terry Kessock
06/23/2021

“God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart”  ~Love Bobbi

Our hearts were broken today on June 23, 2021, when we lost our dad, husband, and best friend Terry Kessock. Born on December 24, 1946, and raised in Philadelphia, PA, as an only child, he entertained himself with model building which became a lifelong hobby. After high school, he moved west to attend Rick’s College and BYU where he graduated with a BS in Social Work. While attending BYU he earned his Commission as an Officer, later retiring as a Major having served in the 19th Special Forces, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. In the early 1970’s he settled in St. George where he worked for Adult Protective Services. Through his position, he touched and helped the families throughout Southern Utah for over 26 years.

Terry was a generous man who showed his love through gifting; “care packages” filled with treats, movies, and other goodies were always received with excitement and love. With a great sense of humor and gift for telling stories, he entertained friends and loved ones. He had an insatiable appetite for military history. For the past 20 years, he enjoyed filling his days building models and creating unique military memorabilia. With his best friend and wife, he enjoyed traveling to California to visit the beaches, amusement parks, historical sites, and family; although being at home with Bobbi was his favorite place to be.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Bobbi, children Kim (Paul) Olsen, Tracey Holyoak, Andrea (Kirk) Nord, Jason (Dolly) Gardner, Shelby (Andrea) Gardner, Toby (Ursula) Gardner, Brandi Gardner, and Kyren Gardner as well as many grandchildren.

The Graveside Service is Thursday, July 1, 2021, 10:00 am at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah. Interment is in the Tonaquint Cemetery following the Graveside Service.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Terry’s online guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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10:00 am
07/01/2021
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Drive
St. George, Utah 84770

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19 Responses

  1. Terry was a fun guy to be around. We had so many memorable times. Missoula, Guam and lots of fun jumps. RIP my friend

    1. Terry would come to Fairview and visit, we all thought he was cool, Dancing on American Bandstand. I had forgotten he moved here, regrettably our paths never crossed all these years.

  2. I knew Terry growing up in Philadelphia. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed. My condolences and prayers to his family.

  3. you were a kind man Terry, I enjoy listening to your point of view and stories of your life adventures. Enjoyed our visits and your beautiful house. Rest in peace cousin .
    Take care Bobbie and stay in touch .
    John Kessock

  4. DEAR BOBBI, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS, BRUCE AND JOYCE BISSELL

  5. Terry has always been such a giving person and found joy in giving. He was a protector and didn’t put up with nonsense.
    He loved Bobbi greatly and wanted the best for her always.
    I will remember so many things about Terry. He will be missed!
    Rest In Peace

  6. Dearest Bobbi,
    I drove past your beautiful home last week and thought how much I miss you both. You were such wonderful neighbors and we have so many fond memories of you both. I am saddened to see that you have lost your best friend. You are a wonderful woman and I know you were such a good wife to Terry. I hope you will always know that and remember the great times you had together.
    You are in my prayers and I love you. Love, Patsy

  7. So sorry to hear about the passing of Terry. I believe he and my dad, Jerry Fisher were friends. Unfortunately my dad also passed away on June 24. Sending much love to his family

  8. Bobbie,

    I am so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and his family. I enjoyed the many talks and visits that I had with you both. We will all miss him. My prayers are with you always Bobbie. May god bless you and be with you in all you do. May his spirit give you some peace and comfort during this difficult time. We love you and will keep you in our Prayers
    Love

    Russ Truman

  9. Bobbie,

    I am so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and his family. I enjoyed the many talks and visits that I had with you both. We will all miss him. My prayers are with you always Bobbie. May god bless you and be with you in all you do. May his spirit give you some peace and comfort during this difficult time. We love you and will keep you in our Prayers
    Love

    Russ Truman

  10. Bobbie so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing, George and I loved Him very much. Remember the last time you visited, nice memories! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Aunt Helen and Family.

  11. So very sorry for your loss! Prayers to you!…Love & Hugs…Aunt Barb…Kristin & Rylan

  12. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”

    Terry you will be greatly missed and my mom will be lost with out you.
    Forever in my heart love you.

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