"Memories they can't be boughten."--John Prine
  • 70 years old
  • Born on November 19, 1948 in Houston, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on March 4, 2019 in Seguin, Texas, United States.

Please join us for a celebration of James's life:

Saturday, March 23

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

O’Quinn Baptist Church

7433 N U.S. Hwy 69

Pollok, TX 75969

James Ray Kelsey, age 70 of Seguin, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. James was born in 1948 in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Dayton High School in 1968.He married Linda Vinson in 1969, and they moved their family to Seguin in 1977, where he worked for Texaco, Inc. for 27 years. James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda; daughter Lisa Jimenez and husband Frank; son Chris Kelsey; grandchildren Tanner Kelsey, Trent Oatman, Colton Kelsey, Ashley Kelsey, Allie Kelsey, and Maddie Kelsey; parents Edmon and Jewel Kelsey of Pollok, TX; and brother Glenn Kelsey and wife Gina of Dayton, TX. 


In keeping with the wishes of James, his body was donated to the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University in San Marcos. A family Celebration of Life will be held, in lieu of a service, at a later date. Our family would like to thank the staff of Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services for the extraordinary care afforded to James. For those who wish to do so, memorial contributions can be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155.

Beto 2020!

Posted by Barbara Clemons on 18th March 2019
Linda I just found out and am so sad to hear of James passing. Sure had lots of fun with y'all over the years. James will be missed and my prayers to you and your family. I'm sure Ron is welcoming him up above.
Posted by Michelle Saengerhausen on 11th March 2019
Linda, you and your family are in our thoughts during this emotional time. Your tribute and music are perfect for James and remembering him this way. Blake & Michelle Saengerhausen
Posted by Bubba Kluth on 10th March 2019
James--I missed you at the last Comanche Beer run-that we had planned-now -- I have missed your memorial--didn't know when it was --and for sure I will always miss our "BULL SESSIONS"--So Long "TOMMY BOY"--Be Seeing Ya--Bubba
Posted by Carol Shymkiw on 6th March 2019
Oh James...all the times of laughter....you were one of the great ones!!! I will miss you!!! I will never forget your spirit, wisdom, sarcasm or your soul!!! My heart goes out to Linda...l know he was your "partner in crime" and if you need anything , just call, will be there in a heartbeat! To Chris and Lisa, hugs and kisses...l can't even imagine what you are going through, but l am thinking of you both. I knew your folks for a long time...l looked to your Dad for advice a lot...and l listened to him a lot. He was always a joy to be around! Always made me smile and always happy to see him and Linda walk thru the door. He will really be missed. Your dad was very much like my second dad, l always looked to him for advice and acceptance on things going on in my life. He was a wonderful man.He was always full of wisdom or a wise crack, and a joke about the Cowboys! Lol... Love you James!!!
Posted by David Pond on 6th March 2019
Our love goes out to the family at this time of loss of a special loved one. He will be missed but remembered forever. Will always remember the good ole times at commanche crossing around the big table. He always had stories to tell. Linda and Chris let us know if you need anything God Bless You All
Posted by MissNadine Gutierrez on 5th March 2019
You will be missed James! Your now resting in a better place! Go rest high on that mountain ...your work on earth is done!
Posted by Patsy Kimball on 5th March 2019
James is at peace now . We had a lot of good laughs through the years and more the last coupe of years . I should of called a week ago when I thought of it but I got busy and put it off to do another time , well that time is gone now and the last conversation is too. I always enjoyed herein from James I bought him a megaphone it had something to do with our last conversation the reason he needed one and I still have it just didn't get by there to give it to him , Linda and have it now . James will forever be Missed by me and Many others May he RIP. Linda, My heart goes out to you and your family if you need anything call . Patsy Kimball.
Posted by Brian Schmidt on 5th March 2019
RIP Kelsey...... We sure had some good times....Gonna miss you ! Not many can say they got him up to sing karaoke LOL .... IN 1814 we took a little trip :) Praying for you Linda and your family... Please let us know when the celebration of life is... Love y'all !

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