Kirk Aaron Kelly

September 21, 1988November 25, 2018
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Kirk Aaron Kelly passed away at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 25, 2018. He was born in Houston, Texas on September 21, 1988 to Janice Ann and Thomas Patrick Kelly. Kirk was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle and nephew. He was deeply loved by his family and friends.

Kirk lived with his family in England for three years when he was a little boy and relayed often how much he enjoyed his time there. Kirk joined Boy Scouts of America and remained a member through his teenage years. Kirk was an avid Houston Texans football fan. He graduated from Langham Creek High School in 2007. He attended Houston Community College where he earned an associate degree in Applied Science – Histologic Technician in 2013. Kirk was a certified Histotechnician for Histopath, Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he lived. He is preceded in death by his mother, Janice Kelly. Kirk is survived by his father, Thomas Kelly and his wife Janet, brother Kevin Adrian Kelly and wife Sara, step brother's Joel, Justin, and Jordan Pepperday; grandmothers Marilyn Kelly and Ann Wooley; and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church will be held on Friday December 14, 2018 at 11:00am.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 14, 2018

Kirk Aaron Kelly

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Thomas Turner MD

December 19, 2018

Kirk was a valued member of our HistoPath family in Corpus Christi. He was a hard worker and a dedicated technician. On the occasional Saturdays we worked together, he and I would share our mutual love for the Houston Texans. All of us here were shocked and terribly saddened by the news of his premature passing. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

judi oehler

December 13, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and blessings to dear Terry and her family.

Mary Jones

December 13, 2018

Dear Tom and Janet I was so saddened to hear of Kirk's passing. My sincerest condolences to the Kelly family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys.

Terry Kelly Marquardt

December 9, 2018

My heart breaks at the loss of this dear young man. I will always remember the bouncing kid so eager to play all kinds of games. I remember a time I asked for help fixing food on vacation in California saying "here....make yourself useful", and Kirk quickly jumping up, from way out in the other room, saying he wanted to be useful. He was useful in this world and I hope he always knew that.

I remember when I visited Houston, in the 90s, frequently for work but also for fun. I would stay with my Mom, Kirk's Grandmother. Mom always tried to arrange to steal Kirk and his brother Kevin away to come stay and play with us at the house on Cedarbrake. Those were happy playful times with the young game masters who often bested me. .... And that hide-away couch/bed in the den didn't stand a chance with all the jumping and bouncing and playful roughhousing.

In the centennial years, Kirk was grown and on his own. To save on expenses, Kirk shared a patio home with his Grandmother for awhile. I worked for Red Cross, headquartered in Houston, so frequently got to stay over using the new couch/hide-a-bed in the office/guest room of their little patio home. Kirk was a quieter calmer kid by then, always to bed early on work nights, ever punctual and self-sufficient. For fitness, he ran every evening. I remember being there during hurricanes and other calamities. Kirk always remained calm and was just good company and useful to have around as we "hunkered down" then got on with recovery using Mom's old lantern and Coleman stove. I enjoyed Kirk's dry humor, his smirky quiet comments and his unique way of looking at whatever was going on in our little world.

When Corpus Christi evacuated for Hurricane Harvey, Billy and I enjoyed having Kirk hunker down with us in Fort Worth. Kirk's habits still included daily runs and gym workouts. Always self-sufficient, he was an easy and easy-going guest and just good to have around.

We will miss our unique young Kirk.

Rickie Johnson

December 9, 2018

I would just like to start by sending you my deepest condolences I had the privilege to work with him Kirk was a good man very quiet
I was super sadden with the news of his passing he was so young my prayers are with his family I pray that the Lord will help them through this hard time and to give them peace and comfort amen

Cathy Halbleib

December 8, 2018

39 years of knowing the loving Kelly family has been a gift. The loss of Kirk is felt by me miles away. He was a dear and now an angel.

larry Nikiel

December 6, 2018

Dear Tom and Janet we were so sorry to learn of Kirk's passing. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Alexandra Spengler

December 3, 2018

It was my pleasure to see Kirk grow in his role as a Histology Technician and to see him excel and flourish in many areas of the lab. He had so many good character traits but the most amazing trait he had was his honesty. At times he was very to him self and other times you seen him being goofy and clumsy that made you giggle. My deepest condolences to the Kelly family and their loss of a wonderful and caring young man. Rest In Peace Kirk.

Mary Choroszy

December 2, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Kelly family. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert Wooley

December 1, 2018

Kirk: You Will Always Be In Our Hearts....Rest In Your Heavenly Father’s Loving Arms And Be United With Your Beautiful Mother Who Loved You, And Still Loves You, So Much❤️Uncle Robert