"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.

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.


Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 4, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by still remembering the day you went to heaven. MISS YOU so much left us too soon. Wish you was here so I could tell you how much I need you and how hard every day has been without you. I think about you always you will never be forgotten. I hold you close within my heart. LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 4, 2019
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 2, 2019
SWEET BABY JAMES ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY when I get to heaven the first thing im going to dois find you.... the second thing I will do is never let you go again. MISS AND LOVE YOU! ALLWAYS IN MY HEART!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 4, 2019
SWEET BABY JAMES, Another month has gone by, I wish I could say it's getting better but it's not. You are in my heart, in my thoughts, in my life, always . MISS AND LOVE YOU!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on August 4, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by always on my mind forever in my heart and always at my side miss you so much! LOVE YOU!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on July 4, 2019
My SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by I held you close in my heart today it made me feel good; you may have died but you are not gone you will always be part of me. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 16, 2019
HAPPY HEAVENLY FATHERS DAY JAMIE. We love and miss you every day. Love Linda
Posted by TEX SAENGERHAUSEN on June 14, 2019
Sure enjoyed sitting at your table at the crossing and listen to you enlighten us with all your knowledge. Haha And the times I stopped by your house and we talked about every little thing imaginable. I will surely miss that. Also sorry I didn't bring you any banana pudding on your last birthday. I will truly miss you old friend.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 4, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by the hardest thing I have ever done was to say good bye. YOU was taken quickly and I had so much more to say.I know that you knew I love you but miss telling you. Still connected to my heart miss you love you always Linda
Posted by Linda Kelsey on May 5, 2019
My Sweet Baby James you are missed but remembered forever all my love linda
Posted by Linda Kelsey on May 4, 2019
My sweet baby James                                         You told me you are gonna miss me when im gone and you are right again. You are allways on my mind. Miss you so much. Always will love you!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 4, 2019
My Sweet Baby James
Its been a month since I've seen you, still just as hard as the day you went to heaven. Miss you so much, you are my heart and soul.
All my love, Linda.
Posted by Barbara Clemons on March 18, 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 March 11, 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 March 10, 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 March 6, 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 March 6, 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 March 5, 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 March 5, 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 March 5, 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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