Obituary of Jerry Kelly
Lawrence Earl “Jerry” Kelly, Jr. departed this life Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born August 16, 1953 in Doniphan, MO to Lawrence Earl Kelly, Sr. of Doniphan and the late Ada Goss Kelly.
Jerry was a bus driver for Lonestar School. He was community-minded and had a heart for others. He volunteered at the Food Pantry and participated in the local coat drive. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked to hunt and was proud of his ‘57 Chevy. Jerry attended West Point United Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are his children, Mike (Daryl) Kelly of Doniphan, Kaci (Gary) Ruff, also of Doniphan; his stepchildren, Weston Czerwonka of Corning, AR, Cristen Barnett of Doniphan, Taren Lowery of Alton, MO, and Shelby Payne, also of Alton; his fiancé, Judy Tipton of Doniphan; sister, Nancy (Boyd) Allen of Doniphan; and brothers, Jim (Sharon) Kelly of Gatewood, MO and Benny (Kally) Kelly of Doniphan. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Mic, Maci, Megan, Melissa, Faith, Tyler, Trevor, Alyvia, Alysia, Averie, Melanie, and Mitchell; and nine great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Visitation will be in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., also at Edwards Funeral Home, with Pastors Donnie Fowler, Chuck Carr, and Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.