Howard Kelly

Howard D. Kelly

Friday, March 30th, 1945 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Howard D. Kelly, Jr. of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.
Born in Webster County, WV, he was a Christian, loving husband, father, and grandfather. A graduate of Richwood High School and Air Force Veteran. Howard served in the WV State Police for 25 years in the counties of Logan, Fayette and Lewis as well as the WV turnpike.
In his happiest times, he enjoyed golf, buying cars, and fishing, especially with his grandson Caleb.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Howard and Dana Kelly and sister, Janet McMillion.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Becky, of Oak Hill, son Christopher Kelly of Boone, NC, grandsons Mitchell, Morgan and Mason Kelly, daughter Shannon Compton and husband Darrell (who he loved like a son), of Oak Hill, grandchildren Paige, Kasey and Caleb Compton, sisters Barbara Morgan and Connie Destafanis, both of Florida.
Wonderful care was provided by the excellent and caring staff of Hospice and their angels.
Private graveside services will be held on April 1, 2020 at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions may be made to Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV.
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Becky Reese Meador

Posted at 01:50am
Becky, I am so very sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Jane Ann and I have such fond childhood memories of times spent with your family. I know Daddy met him in heaven with fishing poles in hand. He thought the world of Howard. I am sending you much love and many prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

Love to you,
Becky Reese Meador

Paul Alderman

Posted at 08:15pm

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Howard. We are praying for you and your family.

Paul and Linda Alderman

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

Posted at 03:03am
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Howard D. Kelly, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, Howard D. Kelly, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Coletta Vandall

Posted at 08:57pm
Becky so sorry for the loss of Howard. If you need me you know where you can reach me. Praying for you and all the family. God bless all of you. Love Marvin and Coletta.

Jane Ann Srake

Posted at 04:37pm
Becky, Chris, Shannon, and family, it is with tears I write, I am so very sorry for your loss - Kelly was a great man and friend! It’s always hard to say “see you later” to a loved one, but the current world situation will, I think, make it even harder. If any of you want to talk, reach out and I’ll be here with a shoulder, kind words, and gentle (virtual) hugs. My prayer is that God grants all of you comfort, strength, and His peace that passes understanding in the difficult days, weeks, and months ahead. I bet he, Mom and Dad, Tommy and Oretta, Granny Pate, Lorna and many others will gather at the lake more beautiful than anything we can imagine and one day we’ll all join them. 🙏🏻❤️

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