Rev. Raymond Kensell of Brooksville, Fla., passed away December 14, 2016. He was 89.

Rev. Kensell began pastoring in The Wesleyan Church in 1954 and pastored numerous churches throughout the South. In 1983 he became district superintendent for the Florida District, a role he served in for nine years. He then returned to the pastorate at the local church level and served as a trustee with Central Wesleyan College (now Southern Wesleyan University).

A World War II United States Army veteran, Rev. Kensell was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella, a twin brother, and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Faith, two sons, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will take place Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m.

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