Kevin Reece Kelly

September 4, 1969March 3, 2018
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Kevin R. Kelly, age 48, suddenly passed away at his residence in Cartersville, GA on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Kevin was born on September 4, 1969 in Rome, GA. Kevin was the son of Harvey Kelly and Cathy Kelly Wall. He attended Cartersville school system and graduated in 1988. Kevin was employed with CSX Transportation for the last sixteen years. Throughout his early life he forged strong friendships in the neighborhoods of Mitchell Street and Georgia Boulevard that have remained until today. Kevin was known for his larger than life personality. He was a "social golfer" and truly never met a stranger. Most importantly, Kevin valued his family and friends and he was always there for anyone that needed him. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene and Dot Powell of Cartersville, GA and Telford and Hortense Kelly also of Cartersville, GA. Kevin is survived by his parents, Harvey Kelly and Cathy Kelly Wall; brother, Kyle Kelly; niece, Reese Kelly all of Cartersville, GA; uncle, Mark Kelly; aunt, Lynn (Charles) Tatum all of Cartersville; many beloved cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at six o'clock in the evening on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family immediately following the service until nine o'clock in the evening at Owen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made in Kevin's honor to your favorite charity. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • A Celebration of Life Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Van Henshaw

July 15, 2018

My sincere condolences to Cathy and Harvey. I just heard of your loss and remembering both of y’all from our high school days, I can’t imagine the feeling you’ve been experiencing. Living in Columbus, GA, I don’t get Cartersville news as quickly as I’d like, but really want y’all to know that my sympathies are with you both.

Michael Finnegan

March 10, 2018

Kevin , I'll always remember the good times we had working together in the Bowl. As a wise man once told me I may not remember your name but I'll always remember your face. In your case my friend I'll remember both, you are in my stories I'll never forget you, see if Saint Peter will play a few holes with you, Have a good rest my friend. Father.

Jackie Carswell

March 10, 2018

My prayers and condolences with this family.

Johnny Eaves

March 9, 2018

Wow I don't know what to say Kevin. Was an old friend of mine he was also a Cartersville little league rebel that I. Enjoyed every minute I was around him!! Rest easy old friend !!!

Bobby Hale

March 8, 2018

Kevin you could make me laugh without saying a word. May your family and friends find some comfort that you made so many smile and laugh. You will be missed.

Jimmy Wall

March 8, 2018

I can't imagine the sadness you must be feeling from your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carmella White

March 8, 2018

It was never a dull moment when Kevin was around. His smile would light up the room. My condolence to the family. Rest in Paradise, my friend.

Tony Locklear

March 8, 2018

I have remarked a number of times how you couldn't be around Kevin,
And NOT catch a smile. From what I hear and read I wasn't alone.
Kevin and I attended CHS together...
Shared plenty of Great times and laughs. I know All of my Brothers and Friends in the (Key Club) will agree,
When I say Kevin ,You will be missed.
And it would not have been the same without You. Thanks for being a Friend.

Daryl Frix

March 6, 2018

RIP, my friend

Elaine & Billy Godfrey

March 6, 2018

Harvey & Kyle, Just wanted to let you know that we are so sorry for your loss, and we are praying that God will give you the strength to get through this difficult time in your lives. . We all loved Kevin . He will be missed by so many people. Love, Elaine & Billy Godfrey