Kelly Jr., Evan
Evan “Andy” Kelly Jr., 54, of West Paducah, passed away at Lourdes Hospital at 2:14 A.M. Wednesday July 4, 2012.
Mr. Kelly was a disabled United States Marine Corps veteran who held the military in very high regard. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 where he served as acting commander. He was a lifetime member of Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 1191, American Vets, Vietnam Veterans of America and a member of the American Legion Post 31. Since 2001 he has been van coordinator in charge of transportation veterans to and from the VA hospital in Marion IL, where he has volunteered over 10,000 man hours.
Andy was a musician and entertainer who took great joy in playing Santa Claus each Christmas season throughout this area.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Ray Kelly of Paducah; his mother, Sylvia Ann Kelly of Kevil; one sister, Katie Renea Tanner of Barlow; three brothers, John Garcia Kelly Sr. and wife Shirley of Kevil, Colin Patrick Kelly and wife Tonia of Kirksey, Shawn Harold Kelly of Graves County and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Evan Andrew Kelly Sr.
Visitation for Mr. Kelly will be 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday July 8, 2012 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Masonic Rites will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday July 9, 2012 at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. John Wooley officiating.
Burial with Military Rites will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday July 9, 2012 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Disabled American Veterans, 1133 Murray Avenue, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may leave condolences or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.