He was born on Jan. 25, 1932 in Russellville to Lawrence Kelly and Elizabeth Whitson Kelly.
Mr. Kelly served his country in the U.S. Army. Wayne had been employed at Farm Bureau Co-Op in Greencastle, Bainbridge Marathon and Whitesville Elevator. He retired in 1988.
He married Patricia E. Cox on Oct. 8, 1955 and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Jeffrey W. Kelly of Los Angeles,, Kevin R. Kelly of Rockville and Karen E. Myers and husband Jeff of Waveland; three sisters, Helen Coffman of Thorntown, Esther Ross of Crawfordsville and Wilma Reed of Ladoga; two brothers, Charles Kelly and wife Mary Lou of Ladoga, and Marvin Kelly and wife Ladonna of Greencastle; two sister-in-laws, Sue (Hubble) Kelly of Russellville and Polly (Nees) Kelly of Crawfordsville; a special cousin, Ella Jane Dressler and husband Jimmy; five grandchildren, Chris Kelly of Waveland, Nicole Myers of Terre Haute, Jason Kelly and wife Tiffany of Rockville, Stacy Myers of Terre Haute, Justin Kelly and wife Lindsay of Rockville; and six great-grandchildren, Cadence Kelly, Carter Kelly, Taylor Kelly, Noah Kelly, Emma Kelly and Brookelynn Crane.
Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, William Ray Kelly, James Robert Kelly and Paul "Ike" Kelly; and a sister Lela Belle.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Elliott and Rev. Kathi Elliott officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Brick Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon until time of services at the funeral home.
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