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James Alexander Kelley Jr.

Richmond, Virginia

Nov 30, 1923 – Jan 5, 2012


November 30, 1923
January 5, 2012


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Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel Obituary

Arrangements under the direction of Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel, Midlothian, VA.

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OP'a was and still is my hero.
There are no words that I can say that will bring him back, however, he will forever be alive in my memories.
It brings tears to my eyes to think of his passing, but yet as we are all human, my day will come as well.
I miss him with all of my heart, but I must be strong for those who need someone to lean in.
I love him.
He is my grandfather, and my hero.
He makes me proud to be called a Kelley!
I love you OP'a!
From now...

My very sincerest sympathies to Margaret and Karl. I had the pleasure of working with Daddy Jim at Albemarle Container in Odenton, Md for many years and at the time when they lost Laura. We also lived in the same Severna Park, Md community. We shared a few oysters at Tom Athey's on the river every fall. Fond memories.

I would love to get in touch with Margaret to have a chat. Margaret is always a real Southern Lady and a delight to be with.


I worked briefly with Jim Kelley at the former Champion/Stone Container plant. I remember his wry sense of humor and very positive attitude. He was kind enough to give me a copy of the POW diary (log)that he was working with at the time. I treasure it to this day, being a history major at university and an avid historian.

Hurrah, Jim!

Sorry to hear about any 95th member going airborne prematurely to Air Force Heaqven. May he rest in peace which he realy deserves. I got shot up not shot down.. Preference: I don't think so.

Maurice Rockett Wayland, MA

335th 12/13/43 to 04/29/44

I am very sorry to hear of James' passing. I have attended the 95th BG Reunions and have learned so much history from the VETS. He will be missed.

Clorinda Gallagher Dodds
daughter of 95th VET
Charles E. Gallagher

So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Godspeed Mr. Kelley, I'm sure Laura is waiting for you with a big hug and even bigger smile. My condolences to Mrs Kelley and Karl.

Uncle Jamie,
Will never forget you. Loving, understanding and just the greatest horse back ride in town. I will miss you forever ! Your loving niece, Marcia

My condolences to Margaret and Karl.
Jamie was such a dear and kind man. I remember when Jamie and Margret would come over and visit my parents Ken and Mary Minter. My parents enjoyed them so much.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.