Robert C. KELLY
August 18, 1944 – July 10, 2018
Robert Clifton Kelly,73 year old resident of Midwest City, Oklahoma, passed away July 10, 2018 at his home. Born August 18, 1944 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was the son of Robert Lafayette Kelly and Rubie Dell Shewbuirt Kelly Nance. Robert was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was a longtime warehouseman at Tinker AFB. Robert loved being outside and lived on an acreage with a pond, enjoying sitting on the back porch and bird watching. He was a Christian and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Robert was an easy-going man who loved his family most of all and attended his children and grandchildren’s events both sporting and musical faithfully. He enjoyed roping in his younger years. Preceding him in death were his parents, his step-dad, Robert Nance, and 1 sister, Portcia Rush. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Carol Kelly of the home; children, Tammy Hill, Shane Kelly, Travis and his wife Ramee Kelly, Paul and his wife Heather Straily, and Becky Straily; grandchildren, Jamie, Cheyenne, Nick, Rylan, Elaina, Adisyn, and Aubrey; great-grandchild, Brantley; siblings, Roberta and her husband Jerry Brewer, Cheryl and her husband Skip Monasco, Rick and his wife Tammy Nance, Louise and her husband Carroll Rowland; nephews, Kris, Tracy, Tommy, Bobby, Jay Thad, and Ryan; nieces, Terry, Stacy, Vickie, Debbie, Lori and numerous other family members. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1-4 p.m.
- Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
Robert C. KELLY
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July 13, 2018
My dad gave me countless memories as a child with riding horses, rodeos, grand entries of parades. We were in moore trail riders, i english rode too! Saw him break many of horses and he was a gentle giant, treated them like his kids! He always thought to teach me life lessons changing tire, oil, fixing things i use. To get up early be productive. Breakfast was always our agenda! Long phone conversations i will miss the most. What a great story teller i will miss his voice, his hands, his stories of his childhood! He always had great smart advice. Made anyone he talked to feel proud and good with simple common sense! True he had no use for doctors, hospitals, funerals, expense or shopping or the bustle of people. But truly a great man! Whom will leave impact on so many adults and children of all ages. God received a great servant and may we all feel the amazing blessing he is in a better place and would not want us to fuss but to know we all have our special bond of memories and life lessons he taught us! I love you dad! Give aunt portia, grandma and grandpa and r kelly hugs.
Sister: Bert Brewer
July 12, 2018
My brother "Rob", aka "Robby" is my older brother, friend, mentor, confidant & HERO. There to help any time I needed him, sometimes for just a shoulder to cry on. I Love him very much and cannot express how much I will miss him.
He was a hard working guy, once a Police Officer, a Deputy Sherriff, a truck driver, warehouse worker, farm hand and the thing that pleased him most, besides being married to Carol, was to be a Cowboy.
He taught me to ride a bicycle, ride a horse, drive a car, and some basic self-defense moves. Prayed with me and helped me to be who I am today.
One thing is for sure, there will never be another Robby in my mind. Love you Man!!!!
Remember one thing:
LOVE THE ONES THE LORD HAS GIVEN YOU; HE WILL NEED THEM BACK ONE DAY.
July 11, 2018
I have many fond memories of Uncle Bob growing up. I had great admiration and respect for him, and felt that he was a hero to me during my younger years. He offered a sense of protection and security that was lacking. When my family moved here from California, I saw that he and my mom had a special bond. They spent together, which included me, and I always enjoyed his company. Often, my family would go together to visit him, and spend time with my cousins. He was a tremendous blessing to my mom during her senior years. He visited her on a regular basis, and shared encouraging stories of faith, while keeping her yard looking immaculate. I pray that the family takes comfort in knowing that he is now whole and is in the presence of perfect love.