February 29, 1964 – October 8, 2020
Frederic (Fred) Kelly Jr., loving husband, and father died unexpectedly on October 8th, 2020. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him throughout his life.
Fred was born on February 29, 1964 in Austin, Texas to Frederic Kelly Sr., and Diane (Schmidt) Kelly. He graduated from McCallum High School in 1983. After High School he joined the United States Navy in 1986 and served two tours as an F-14 aircraft mechanic on the USS Nimitz and then on the USS Constellation supporting the VF-154 Black Knights. He received many commendations during his service, including his Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. He was a proud patriot serving his country and continued supporting the military as a Naval Aircraft Inspector for DynCorp International for more than 20 years. After his military service, he moved to Maryland where he met the love of his life, Louise (Heinrich) Kelly. They were married for nine years, but he gained a daughter and son-in-law and grandkids, Alexis, and Bennett that he dearly loved. He enjoyed cooking, travel and would share his love of Texas BBQ with all his northern friends. Fred and Louise moved to Summerville, South Carolina several years ago to be close to their grandkids. Fred had quite a sense of humor and loved making people laugh.
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay for awhile and touch our hearts so deeply that we are never the same. You will be forever loved and in our hearts". He is survived by his beloved wife Louise Kelly, daughter Jennifer (Andy) Litchfield, grandchildren Alexis and Bennett, father Fred (Doris) Kelly, brother Kevin (Mandy) Kelly, niece Kathryn Kelly, aunts, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Diane Kelly, Grandparents Bill and Opal Schmidt, Marianne Bowers and Uncle Billie Schmidt.
A graveside ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Following a military funeral, Fred’s family will inter him in their family plot. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral will be streamed on Facebook so family and friends who cannot attend in person can participate. The family gratefully accepts prayers, condolences, and memories.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
November 21, 2020
This world has definitely lost a beautiful soul, when God took Fred home. He is going to be greatly missed. I have quite a few great memories Of the summers Fred, Kevin, Paul, and myself spent in Austin together. Those moments that will never be forgotten, I’m sure by all of us.
November 21, 2020
Fred you will be missed greatly on this Earth. Thank you for your service and for giving so much love and happiness to my friend Louise. May you watch over your friends and family and may God grant peace and strength to all those who mourn your loss.