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William Francis Kelly Commander USN (retired)

April 9, 1925 April 23, 2014
William Francis Kelly Commander USN (retired)
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Obituary for William Francis Kelly Commander USN (retired)
William Francis Kelly, Commander USN (retired) died at his home in Farmville, VA on April 23, 2014 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Blair Kelly, daughter; Mary Seward Claybourn (Charles) of Clemmons, NC and Corydon Kelly of Winston Salem, NC, sons; Patrick Kelly of St. Paul, MN and Courtney Kelly of Staunton, VA, nephews; Arthur Howard of Annandale, VA and John Howard of Sacramento, CA, great nephews; Drew and Kenneth Howard of Annandale, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents; John Francis and Catherine Louise Hart Kelly and sister; Harriet Kelly Howard. After 26 years in the US Navy, William “Bill” returned to civilian life as a math and physics teacher. He taught at Prince Edward Academy, Buckingham High School and as and adjunct at Longwood College. Bill had a life long interest in amateur and ham radios as well as computers in later life. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Farmville Baptist Church at 11:00AM with visitation starting at 10:00AM. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Virginia, 202 Clark St. Farmville, VA 23901 or Fuqua School, 605 Fuqua Dr. Farmville, VA 23901. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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