ForeverMissed


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.

#Beto2020

Posted by Glenn Kelsey on November 19, 2020
Happy Birthday brother.
I sure miss you and all the discussion we've had thru the years. All the arguments we had seem so misquel now. I am glad you are not in pain anymore but, I sure miss you.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 19, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ALWAYS ON MY MIND FOREVER MISSED and LOVED!!!❤️
Posted by Maddie Kelsey on November 19, 2020
happy birthday papa i love and miss you so much, more than words could ever describe
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 4, 2020
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by since I heard your voice are seen you !!! Everyday I wish you was still here so hard without you. Missing you !!! LOVE YOU JAMIE !!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 25, 2020
sure could use you right now your son is a asshole!!! LOVE YOU JAMIE
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 24, 2020
I miss your smile, your voice, your hugs,your way of making everything better. I know you are at peace in Heaven, but I miss you!!! LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on October 3, 2020
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by without you. Remembering you is easy. I do it everyday, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain. FOREVER MISSED and LOVED ❤️
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 12, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES MISSING YOU COMES IN WAVES AND TONIGHT IM DROWNING !!! FOREVER MISSED AND LOVED!!!
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on September 5, 2020
Love you brother. I sure could use you right now. RIP
Posted by Linda Kelsey on September 5, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by my mind still talks to you and my heart still missing you. Wish everyday you was here. Till we meet again FOREVER MISSED and LOVED
Posted by Linda Kelsey on August 3, 2020
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by still just as hard. Wish you was here everyday!!! You are always in my heart. FOREVER MISSED and LOVED ❤️ till we meet again!!!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on July 3, 2020
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by since you went to heaven. Every day I wish you was still here with me. You are always in my heart and on my mind . FOREVER MISSED and LOVED ❤️
Posted by Linda Kelsey on June 4, 2020
My Sweet Baby James another month has gone by since I seen you are heard your voice. Always on my mmind and in my heart. FOREVER MISSED and Loved!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on May 5, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by since I heard your voice are seen you . MISS YOU EVERYDAY AND ALWAYS ON MY MIND. STILL HARD AS THE DAY YOU WENT TO HEAVEN. FOREVER MISSED AND LOVED
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 12, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY EASTER HAD YOUR FAVORITE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINS AND MAC AND CHEESE AND PAPA PEAS YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART FOREVER MISSED AND LOVED
Posted by Linda Kelsey on April 4, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU ARE HEARD YOUR VOICE. MY MIND STILL TALKS TO YOU AND MY HEART STILL LOOKS FOR YOU. BUT MY SOUL KNOWS YOU'RE AT PEACE. FOREVER MISSED AND LOVED!
Posted by Brian Schmidt on March 4, 2020
Can't believe it's been a year... Sure miss you old buddy !! You know we would be talkin politics rite now  LOL  RIP Kelsey !!
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on March 4, 2020
Hard to believe you've been gone a year. Your number is still in my phone. If you get a chance between stories give me a call. I would love to talk with you. Miss you brother.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on March 4, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES, It's been a year since I've seen you are heard your voice. The hardest thing I've ever had to do was walk out of the hospital without you. Time doesn't heal anything it just teaches us how to live with the pain. Remembering you is easy I do it everyday but missing you is a heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain. LOVE AND MISS YOU!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on February 14, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY VALENTINES DAY STILL HAVE YOUR CARD FROM LAST VALENTINES DAY LAST ONE I WILL EVER GET FROM YOU. WILL SAVE AND BE IN MY HEART FOREVER. LOVE AND MISS YOU EVERYDAY!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on February 4, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES ANOTHER MONTH HAS GONE BY WITHOUT YOU. MISS AND LOVE YOU EVERYDAY! MY MIND STILL TALKS TO YOU AND MY HEART STILL LOOKS FOR YOU.BUT MY SOUL KNOWS YOU'RE AT PEACE. FOREVER MISSED LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on January 4, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES while everyone else is celebrating something im drowning in sorrow and heavy grief. Not a day goes by that I wish I could hear your voice and see you and tell you how much I love you! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART LOVE AND MISS MY JAMIE!
Posted by Donny Reeves on January 3, 2020
The last 2 or 3 times we talked, you said I owed you an apology cause I bit you when we fought about 60 years ago and I told I didn't owe you and wasn't gonna apologise. Well old buddy, I apologise, but I ain't sorry because I had to do something to get you off of me. We had some great and crazy times growing up and I'll never forget you my friend.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 31, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HEAVENLY HAPPY NEW YEARMISS AND LOVE YOU hope a new year is betterthan last year because you was taken from me so quick. making one of your favorites fried catfish and black eye peas always in my heart love my baby
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 25, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HEAVENLY MERRY CHRISTMAS MISS AND LOVE YOU. HAD your favorite , ham for Christmas . A memory candle is going. I can feel you sitting in your chair telling me how full you are and how good the food is and remembering our gifts last Christmas. Always in my heart! LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on December 4, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES another month has gone by since I had to say goodbye to you hardest thing I ever had to do and to walk out of the hospital without you. MISS YOU EVERYDAY LOVE YOU.ALWAYS BY MY SIDE AND IN MY HEART. LOVE YOU
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 28, 2019
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HEAVENLY HAPPY THANKSGIVING YOU ARE MISSED AND CLOSE TO MY HEART. WE are having the same dinner as you always liked wish you was here. WILL LIGHT A CANDLE AND THINK OF YOU. MISS MY JAMIE LOVE YOU!
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 19, 2019
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY MY JAMES MISS AND LOVE YOU NEVER FORGOTTEN! GREATEST MAN EVER!
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
MY SWEET BABY JAMES YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND I CARRY YOU IN MY HEART LOVE AND MISS YOU!
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 !

Leave a Tribute

 
Recent Tributes
Posted by Glenn Kelsey on November 19, 2020
Happy Birthday brother.
I sure miss you and all the discussion we've had thru the years. All the arguments we had seem so misquel now. I am glad you are not in pain anymore but, I sure miss you.
Posted by Linda Kelsey on November 19, 2020
MY SWEET BABY JAMES HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ALWAYS ON MY MIND FOREVER MISSED and LOVED!!!❤️
Posted by Maddie Kelsey on November 19, 2020
happy birthday papa i love and miss you so much, more than words could ever describe
Recent stories

Remembering my dad, James Kelsey

Shared by Lisa Jimenez on March 29, 2019

Daddy was a man who loved his family, a man who cried easily, and who loved to tease and tell stories that were somewhat true.  Daddy didn’t have much use for people who kissed ass, and he didn’t have any use at all for wearing underwear.  He liked chocolate cake with a glass of milk, and he was always ready to have a good time. Daddy was outspoken, and he’d let you know what he thought about something, whether you wanted his input or not. He said what was on his mind in any situation, and sometimes it was what you wanted to say, but were too polite, or too scared to say yourself. He was always ready to tell a joke, and he made everyone laugh. He didn’t mind embarrassing me either, and he’d often pass gas at very inopportune times, such as the first time I introduced him to my husband Frank, and he blessed us with a silent but deadly one. I'm pretty sure he blamed me for it, too.

When I was a kid, he’d be up early on Sunday morning, sitting at the kitchen table, listening to the radio and reading the newspaper, and he’d pull out the funny paper section for me. He liked to play games, and he taught me and my brother Chris how to play poker, rook, gin and moon.  One of the best gifts my dad gave to me and Chris was his love of music.  He listened to music constantly throughout his life, and he liked to ponder the meaning of song lyrics, and he made us ponder them too. He knew all the words to many, many songs, and he liked to sing, but he wasn’t a good singer at all. He made me and Chris like to sing too though, and we are carrying on the tradition, singing along to all our favorite songs that we know by heart. 

Some of the best times I remember with my dad are back when we first moved to Seguin, and he and mom would take us tubing on the Guadalupe River or to the dances at Gruene Hall and the Crystal Chandelier.  He rode the Greased Lightnin’ roller coaster with me when I was ten, and he was there in the room when my oldest son was born.  He bought me my first computer, and he kept me on his cell phone plan until I was thirty years old. He liked to irritate me, often calling me up just to try to get a rise out of me.  He was a great papa and spent so much time with my kids when they were growing up. 

At the end, Daddy was in hospice, and there was lots of family that came to see him before he had to go. I found myself alone with Daddy at one point, and I was glad, because I had something weighing on me that I wanted to say. I held his hand, and I told my daddy that I loved him, and that I wouldn’t trade him for any other daddy, and then I asked him, while I still had the chance, “Daddy, you always liked me better than Chris, didn’t you? If that’s true, squeeze my hand right now.”  Ok, Chris, STOP READING AT THIS POINT. Y’all, he squeezed my hand SO hard. And I was SO happy, because finally I knew he liked me the best.  Ok, so that part of the story isn’t true, but I wouldn’t be James Kelsey’s daughter if I didn’t tell you a story that was only somewhat true.

GRMC NURSE Justin Love

Shared by Justin Love on March 7, 2019

Hello Kelsey family!!

It was an absolute pleasure caring for Mr Kelsey.  I wish I was there for you on his passing day.  The 3 days that I had with him we’re heart felt.  You were all so very supportive. He knew you were there and that means THE MOST!  

My advance apologies for not being able to attend the arrangements, as I will be in Florida.

Many many blessings

Justin Love RN