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Walter L. Kelly Jr.

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Walter L. Kelly Jr. Obituary
Kelly, Walter L. Jr.
January 23, 1942-October 27, 2015. Walter "Buddy" Lamone Kelly Jr., 73, of Phoenix, AZ (formerly Gary, WV) went home to be with his Lord at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ on Tuesday, October 27th at 6pm of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane (LaBuhn) Kelly, his children, Mrs. Dominic (Tammy) Zito of Phoenix, AZ, Ms. Tina Gutierrez of Fayetteville, NC, Mr. Walter (Ruth) Kelly III of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Debbie Medina of Fayetteville, NC, and Mr. Dale Kelly of Phoenix, AZ. Walt was predeceased by his parents, Walter Lamone Kelly Sr. and Ruby Marie (Massey) Kelly, both from Gary, West Virginia. "Buddy" was the only boy in a family of 8 siblings and is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Janet) Ulisse of Haw River, NC, Mrs. Vickie Music of Princeton, WV, Mrs. Harold (Susan) Blankenship of Monita, VA and Mrs. Arnold (Kathy) Fortner of Princeton, WV. He was predeceased by 3 more sisters, Mrs. Norman (Cora) Hall, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) Hagerman and Miss April Kelly. Walt is also survived by 8 Grandchildren. Danielle Tomlinson, Sarah Tomlinson, Dominic Zito III, Dean Tomlinson, Shane Gutierrez, Vincent Gutierrez, Taryn Gutierrez and Walter L. Kelly IV. In accordance with Walter's wishes there will be no memorial service at this time. His ashes will eventually be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in North Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the or directly to his widow, Diane Kelly. Arrangements entrusted to Resthaven/Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens. For more information, please visit www.resthavencarrtenney.com to read Walt's full obituary and sign the guestbook.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 1, 2015
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