Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12Th St, Little Rock, AR


Thomas P. Kelly

September 13, 1946August 10, 2019

Thomas Patrick Kelly, born September 13, 1946, went to be with the Lord on August 10, 2019. Thomas “Tom” to his friends, is survived by his wife of 36 years, Roswitha “Rosie”; daughter, Nicole Kelly-Smith, (loving son-in-law, Craig); two beautiful, wild, loving grandchildren, Hailey Smith (six) and Aiden Smith (four), who called him “Opie”; other survivors include a sister, Mary Geno (Charlie); and a brother, Joseph Kelly (Kathy), both of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and June Kelly, preceded him in death.

Tom served in the Army for 27 ½ years during the Viet Nam era, and had a disability retirement. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and the American Legion. He never met a stranger and always tried to help people. He lived for his family that he loved so much. He was a loving husband, father, Opie and friend.

Funeral services, with Military Honors, will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th St., Little Rock (501) 661-9111. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. To sign the online guestbook, click “Add A Memory” at: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service with Military Honors Thursday, August 15, 2019


Thomas P. Kelly

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Kirsten Benz

August 15, 2019

Und immer sind da Spuren deines Lebens, Gedanken, Bilder und Augenblicke. Sie werden uns an dich erinnern, uns glücklich und traurig machen und dich nie vergessen lassen.

Hildegard und Hans May

Ursula und Werner Decker

Tanja und Steffen Ambos mit Denise
und Julian

Kirsten und Alex Benz mit Leonie und

Daniela und Heiko Welck mit Marvin
und Lara

Christian Decker

Frajean Vasquez

August 15, 2019

I remember walking into your house for the first time, you gave me a hand shake and opened your loving house to me without even knowing me. We shared many stories and you gave me so much insight and knowledge to life. This isn’t farewell but I hope see you one day. When that day comes, you can again share your insight and knowledge with me. Peace be with you my friend and your family during these moments.

Mark Garland

August 13, 2019

This man is one of those rare folks that just always made you feel good to see him. Always had a neat story accompanied by a good laugh. What a very interesting life he lived and on his terms. Don’t get him started on his steins (lol) I know I’ll miss chatting with him.