John A. Kelly, 92, of South Jacksonville, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.
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He was born July 3, 1921, in Hardinsburg, Ind., the son of Atha and Rachel Durnil Kelly. He married Louise Warmoth on Dec. 1, 1946, at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, and she preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2008.
Mr. Kelly is survived by two daughters, Patricia Kelly of Jacksonville and Tammy (husband, Reginald) Allan of Chenoa; two granddaughters, Kelly Allan of Chenoa and Camron Sechrest of Bloomington; one sister, Cora Deich of West Baden Springs, Ind.; and one brother, Omer Kelly of Jacksonville, Fla. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Miller.
Mr. Kelly was an electrician for Ingram Electric from the early 1950s until his retirement in 1986. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during the December 1941 attack. He was a member of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Illinois Power Squadron and Harmony Lodge 3, A.F.&A.M.
The family will meet friends from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. The Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors will conduct a service at noon at the funeral home. Immediately following, a procession will depart for Diamond Grove Cemetery where a graveside service and military rites will be conducted. Memorials are suggested to the Prairie Heart Institute. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 6, 2013