Mr. Joseph Lee “Poppa Joe” Kelly, age 79, of Guston, passed away on Thursday, February 6, at his residence. He was born June 1, 1940, the son of Joseph Richard and Dorothy Bivens Kelly. Poppa Joe was a machinist by trade. He was a Kentucky Colonel; a member of the Harrison Masonic Lodge #122 F. & A.M; and a member of the American Stock Car Racing Association.
Poppa Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Randall Bruce Kelly; and his wife, Alberta Kelly. He is survived by four children, Richard Lee Kelly, Joseph Russell Kelly, Ronda Faye (John) Staub, and Rodney Michael (Jennifer) Kelly; four step children, Janice, C.L., Teresa and Todd; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Ann Conway; two brothers, Bruce Franklin Kelly and Paul Snider; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 10, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cap Anderson Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday; and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.
see story here (week 7)