1938 - 2014


Bob Lee Kelly, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Beatrice Kelly. Loving father of Valecia Kelly, Bobby Kelly (Denessa), Deidre Kelly and Lucretia Long (Darryl). Grandfather to Fredrick, Jr., Cammy, Staci, Darryl, Jr., Dominique and Bobby. Great Grandfather to Destinee, Aniyah and Carmyn. Bob played professional football with the Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs and was one of the original Cincinnati Bengals. After retiring from the NFL, he taught and coached at Hughes High School for over 27 years. Visitation: Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship located at 2324 May Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. There will also be visitation services held on Friday, December 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McCall Funeral Home located at 3800 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, 513.662.2255. Please send your comments, memoirs, videos, etc. to: [email protected]

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Mr Kelly was one of sweetest. Most caring individuals I have ever known. He really looked out for the students. Making sure they were taken care of. He made sure they were feed. And ok. Truly a GOD send
Eleanor walker
December 19, 2020
Our condolences to the Kelly family. We loved Bob and will truly miss him.
Dwight Robinson
January 2, 2015
Rest in peace, Bob! You were a great friend and teammate! Your friend from Carlsbad, NM.
Dale Perini
January 1, 2015
My condolences are extended to the Kelly family. May God be with you during this difficult time. You were very blessed to have him in your lives. God Bless??
Monica Neal
December 31, 2014
Rest in peace Bob. My friend for 67 years.

Bob Pomroy
December 29, 2014
Mr Kelly you will be missed but not forgotten,from all the kids In Corryville,Walnut Hills,Mt.Auburn
Reavie Jones
December 29, 2014
Sorry for the passing of our cousin, Bob.
He was truly a trail blazer. His life and service is a testimonial to his humble beginning in Carlsbad. I also looked up to him with pride. He would always come by the house and visit with my mom. May he rest in peace. His cousin, JVYoung.
December 29, 2014
Mr. Kelly was a great man. My condolences. He will be missed. I will continue to hold his family up in prayer.
Tamara Campbell
December 29, 2014
Condolences From Tyrone and Todd Bryant the Oringinal Fay. Our prayers are with your family in these trying times.
Tyrone Bryant
December 27, 2014
Coach Bob Kelly will always be remembered
as a great caring leader for the big red
team . He really expressed love for all
students at Hughes High School.
Mary Thompson
December 27, 2014
Sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Went to junior high and high school with him in Carlsbad, New Mexico in the 50's. Was a great athlete and a greater person.
Roger Bennett
December 27, 2014
Coach Kelly led hundreds, if not thousands, of young people to the light. He changed lives by showing the difference that one committed man of God can make. Rest in peace, Coach - job well done! From a Grateful Mother, Pat Bready
Pat Bready
December 27, 2014
You will always be Remembered. You were a positive influence in our lives. Thank you for your contributions to our education. GO BIG RED.
The Lees-Holifields
December 27, 2014
Sending condolences as well as prayers for the Kelly family. Mr Kelly was truly an icon at Hughes High school. A man of great integrity. May GOD comfort the family during this time.
Eleanor Walker
December 26, 2014
Mr Kelly was a great man. An awesome motivator. My prayers are with his family.
Diondra Jones
December 26, 2014
Mr. Kelly thank you for being in my life, I still call people nappy head rascal and I still say man you just sad
Des Phillips
December 25, 2014
A great Cps and Hughes icon now rests in peace. My condolences to the Kelly family and all who knew and loved him.
J.Michael Brandt
December 25, 2014
Offering my deepest sympathy for your great loss. I pray that Almighty God provide peace and strength as you endure this very difficult time.
E. Malcolm
December 25, 2014
Bless his family and friends.I work with his nephew at Gainesville state school in Texas.good people..thinking of you Mr Perry.
Ron Saunders
December 24, 2014
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Kelly's passing. Mr. Kelly was a fine man and a significant influence for good in others' lives. I will miss him a great deal.
Jeff Young
December 24, 2014
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Kelly's passing. Mr. Kelly was a fine man and a significant influence for good in others' lives. I will miss him a great deal.I am privileged to have known him.
Jeff Young
December 24, 2014
Valecia and Family, we are sorry for your loss. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Anthony and Marsha Booker
December 23, 2014
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