Private memorial service to be held at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jesuit High School, New Orleans, La. or Meals on Wheels – Hood County Senior Center.
GRANBURY – William Richard Kelly, 83, entered into eternal rest on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Funeral: Noon Thursday, May 21, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Granbury, Texas.
Burial: Private burial at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20th at Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury, Texas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jesuit High School, New Orleans, LA or Meals on Wheels – Hood County Senior Center.
William, affectionately called “Bill”, was born July 8, 1931 in New Orleans, LA. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from LSU. Bill and his dear wife, Gloria Clay Kelly, recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. He worked for Merck for 35 years. He lived in Houston, Texas for 41 years, moving to Granbury in 2002. Bill dearly loved his family and impacted many lives. Bill was an avid fisherman and found time to drop a line wherever he could, especially from his boat, “EC’s”, while salt water fishing in Galveston Bay. He enjoyed playing golf, cooking and listening to good music. He never left his Louisiana roots far behind, always ready for a crawfish boil, shucking oysters or enjoying genuine Louisiana food. Bill coached girls softball, was a band fund raiser, an active member of the PTA and was involved in all aspects of his girls’ lives growing up. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Richard Kelly, Sr. and Marguerite Burst Kelly and younger brother, August Joseph Kelly.
Survivors: Wife, Gloria Clay Kelly; daughters and sons-in-law, Leigh and Ronald Velasquez, Theresa and Richard Everett, Laura and Glen Levisay, grandchildren, Jarod Stephen Velasquez (Jennifer), Kelly Brianne Velasquez Thomas (Dennis), Brandon Scott Velasquez, Richard Hobson Everett IV (Michael), William Clay Everett, Katherine Jean Everett, Clinton William Huber, Anna Elizabeth Huber Iley (Gary), Travis Michael Huber, great-grandchildren, Camille Olivia Velasquez, Nicholas Liam Velasquez, Noah Stephen Velasquez and Kendal Wayne Iley; sisters, Marilyn Melancon, Margie Peytral, Katherine DuBroc; brothers, Robert Kelly and James Kelly; and a large circle of close relatives.