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April 12, 2024

Samuel “Sam” Lee Kelsoe

Samuel “Sam” Lee Kelsoe

Samuel “Sam” Lee Kelsoe, 21, of Taylorsville, unexpectedly left this world on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Carolinas Medical Center, after an automobile accident.

He was born on July 25, 1996, the son of Bertis Lee and Elizabeth Kerley Kelsoe. Sam worked for GKN Driveline, in Newton, and had previously worked at Domino’s, in Taylorsville. He was a graduate of ACHS and was an ROTC cadet.

Sam was of the Baptist faith and loved cars and playing video games. He brought such a joy to his family and friends that will truly be missed but his memories will forever be cherished in our hearts.

With the kind of person that Sam was, he was an organ donor, and still, after death, helping others and giving where he could.

Sam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Grady Franklin Kerley and Jane Young Kerley.

In addition to his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Josh Kelsoe of Hickory; sister, Brandi Kelsoe of Minneapolis, Minnesota; paternal grandparents, Coy and Joyce Hodge of Taylorsville; maternal step-grandmother, Nancy Daniels; very special friend, Nicole Bentley of Hickory; and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., at East Taylorsville Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jamie Steele, Rev. Chris Meade, and Rev. Jordan Byers officiating. Burial will follow at Taylorsville City Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Kelsoe, Cameron Kerley, Drew Plyler, Matt Law, Hayden Komonczi, Devin Seagle, and Mark Worley. Honorary pallbearer will be PVT Zachary Kerley.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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  1. Karen Johnson-sister of Sherry Rees on March 8, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the Sammy Kelsoe family.

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