VeteranJerald Kelly

Jerry KellyJerald D. “Jerry” Kelly, 61, of Camden died at 11:22 a.m. Nov. 10, 2016, at his home.

He was born March 13, 1955, in Brooklyn, a son of Earl Junior and Helen Belden Kelly. He married Pam Seckman on Jan. 19, 2002, in Rushville.

Although he never had any children, he raised six as his own: Silena (and Daniel) Norman of Freelandville, Ind., Jessica Shores (and companion Shawn Fischel) of Springfield, Cora (and Brad) Billingsley of Charlotte, N.C., Lora (and Jason) Rapplean of Atlanta, Ga., and Kala Peacock (and companion Andy Ebey) and Kyle (and Katie) Peacock, both of Rushville; his former wife Pam Seckman of Rushville; two sisters, Jeanie (and Bud) Kirkham of Camden and Joyce Stambaugh of Astoria; two brothers, Jim (and Pam) Kelly and Jack (and Dixie) Kelly, both of Camden; a father-like figure Ted Parsano of Rushville; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He attended Rushville High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1972, serving in Okinawa, Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1978.

After leaving the service, he worked in different fields of employment. He worked for Kirkham Construction Company and was a truck driver for Rushville Truck Lines, Two Rivers FS and Gibco, delivering for Black Beauty Coal Mine. He later was a heavy equipment operator for years at Triad Coal Mine and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He served on the Camden Village Board and was a former member of ABATE.

Graveside services were held Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta with Ron Peters officiating. Military rites were conducted at the cemetery. Wood Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Camden Park.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2016


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