James Leroy Kelso
James Leroy Kelso, Granby, MO, entered into rest October 18, 2019 at the age of 70 years, 11 months, and eight days. James was born November 10, 1948, in Moline, IL, to Ardist Floyd and Elizabeth Jane (Greenwalt) Kelso.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam era. James worked for 14 years at RKK Construction, in Atlanta, GA, as a foreman, then as a clerk for Circle L Auction Services, in Neosho, MO, for eight years.
He is survived by one sister, Darlene Lievens and husband, Jim, of Neosho; two beloved dogs, Harley and Sportster; his nieces and nephews, Brenda Boyd, Robin Fenton, Penny Draper, Tracy Fry, Betsy Shorter, Bret Lievens, and Bart Lievens; and his dear friends, David Braley, Clark Parker, C.J. Parker, Samantha Ochieng, Tim Blanchard, Joe Boroner, Doug Reeves, and Al Brown. James was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jackie Draper; and one nephew, Bruce Lievens.
A memorial visitation will be held at James' residence, 170 East Gaddis Street, Granby, on Sunday, October 27, from 1 until 4 p.m. Inurnment will take place at Hampton Cemetery, East Moline, IL, at a later date.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Three Rivers Hospice.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on October 20, 2019


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