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Garry Edwin Kelley, 79, Joplin, Mo., passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, at his home after a long battle with cancer. Garry was born February 25, 1938, in Neosho, Mo., to Edwin Kelley and Edna (Marble) Kelley.
Garry graduated from Joplin High School with the class of 1956. He received his associate degree of arts from Joplin Junior College in 1958.
On August 4, 1988, Garry married Earlene Kay (Wilson). She preceded him in death on June 20, 2017.
Garry lived in the Joplin area all of his life and was a member of the Missouri National Guard. He retired from CFI, in 2010, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Joplin.
He is survived by his brothers, Danny Kelley, Pierce City, Mo., Pat (Linda) Kelley, Gautier, Miss.; one daughter, Kristen (Robert) Fearnow, Nevada, Mo.; two stepsons, William Chennault, Joplin, Richard (Regina) Chennault, San Leandro, Calif.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Garry was preceded in death by an infant brother, Dennis Kelley.
Graveside services are planned for Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin Humane Society, in care of Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on August 27, 2017
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