KELLY, Patrick Richard
Born August 9, 1946, lived in Sacramento, CA. He was an Airborne Vietnam Veteran who served his country with honor and received a Purple Heart. He passed away at home peacefully on August 21 after a courageous battle with cancer. He enjoyed traveling the United States as a truck driver, and the stories he would tell you would make you smile. Patrick was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice Lucille Hensley, sister Janet Kay Kelly. He is survived by his sister Kathy Barrett, brother Roland Motley and his 5 children, Patrick Kelly-Epps, Dawn Kelly Avila, Shirley Dodson, Shawn Kelly, Travis Kelly and long-time companion JoAnn Humphreys, ex-wife Kathleen Barger, his great childhood friend Roger Ward, 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 14 at 4:30pm at the Moose Lodge, 8156 Florin Rd, Sacto, CA 95828.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 2, 2013