John V. Kelly
Graveside services for John Virgil Kelly, 85, of Pearl, MS are scheduled for 1:00pm Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery with Adam Wyatt officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Mr. Kelly passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at his residence.
He was born October 21, 1934 in Palestine, Texas to C. Virgil Kelly and Clairesse Caskey Kelly. Mr. Kelly loved people and woodworking in his spare time. He also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He worked in the oilfield as a salesman before his employment with Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 22 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Clairesse Kelly; a sister, Sue Kelly Williams; and a daughter, Monica Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Lawrence Kelly of Pearl, MS; a daughter, Joni Davis of Canton, MS; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
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Bridget McClendon
Feb 01, 2020
We're Praying For All of You. May God Comfort Y'all as He Holds Y'all gently in the Palm of His Hands. Love Always, from the McClendon Family
james stewart
Feb 01, 2020
to the Kelly family, I am so sorry to hear of john's passing. he was a good man. I worked with john for many years on the night shift on the coffield unit.