OBITUARY

Billy Edward Kelly

January 8, 1947March 23, 2018
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Billy Edward Kelly passed away on March 23, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Sulphur Springs, TX, on January 8, 1947, to David and Ruby Kelly. As a young boy, the family moved to the Miles, TX, area where he attended school. There he met and married Ruth Browning on December 26, 1970. He worked on the farm, the Ballinger Police Department, and the Texas Highway Department. In 1980, he started working for AEP in Ballinger. Later he transferred to Robert Lee as the manager of the local office before moving to San Angelo in the AEP customer service department where he worked until he retired in 2002. Billy and Ruth moved to Loraine in 2007. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Loraine. While in Ballinger, Robert Lee, and Loraine, he was involved in many civic activities. He and Ruth spent much time traveling all over the United States. He loved to joke with people and never lost his sense of humor. He never met a stranger. Billy is survived by his wife of 47 years Ruth, his daughter Rita Cox and husband Darrell of Lincoln, Nebraska. He is also survived by two grandchildren Andy and Tiffany Cox of Lincoln, Nebraska; two brothers Bobby (Lois) and Danny Jackie (Linda) Kelly of San Angelo and sister Nancy Teague of Chillochthe, TX, two sisters-in-law Annette Cooper of Savoy, TX, and Della (Bob) Vickers of Rowlett, TX, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ruby Kelly and his father and mother-in-law Earl and Annie Browning of Loraine, sister Betty Cook, and two brothers, Wayne and Jerry Ray Kelly. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Loraine, with Bro. Herb Roever officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 before the service. Internment will be in Loraine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to West Texas Rehab, Abilene, TX, or your favorite charity in memory of Billy.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth Kelly, Wife
  • Rita Cox, Daughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rob Vickers
  • Chris Cooper
  • Andy Cox
  • Tiffany Cox
  • Larry Isom
  • David Dobbins
  • Kenneth Lange
  • Bob Boone

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Billy Edward Kelly

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Michael Goetz

March 28, 2018

Ruth my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Billy is one of the greatest men I have ever known. Words cannot express my thoughts. I did not know he had been sick. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My prayers and thoughts are with you....🙏🏻🙏🏻

Terri Lee (Teters)

March 27, 2018

Ruth and Rita -

My thoughts and prayers to you all in your time of sorrow. I will always remember Billy as a super funny man. I know he brought you all much joy. Hugs.

Glenda Meredith

March 27, 2018

Ruth, I am so sad to hear of this! Prayers for you and Rita and the family! Billy was a wonderful man and this beautiful collection of photos has made me cry. It was always a great privilege to work with you❤️

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