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Robert Edgar KELLY

Male 1928 - 2010


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  • Nickname  Bear 
    Born  16 Jul 1928  Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    1930 US Census  16 Apr 1930  Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 1 
    Military Enlistment  05 Dec 1945  Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. 
    Died  21 Mar 2010  Pine Springs, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  24 Mar 2010  Pine Springs Cemetery, Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Headstone Photo (I107), Robert Edgar 'Bear' KELLY
    Headstone Photo (I107), Robert Edgar "Bear" KELLY
    Headstone for Robert Edgar "Bear" KELLY (1928-2010)
    Person ID  I107  Combined
    Last Modified  23 Jun 2010 

    Father  Edward KELLY,   b. 22 Dec 1885, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1936, Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Beatrice Elizabeth CLARK,   b. 14 Nov 1886, Kentontown, Robertson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1953, Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Nov 1915  Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F28  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothy Maye TODD 
    Children 
     1. Kathy Kay KELLY
    >2. Robert Karl KELLY
    >3. Michael Todd KELLY
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F62  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1928 - Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Census - Age: 1 - 16 Apr 1930 - Smith, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Enlistment - Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law. - 05 Dec 1945 - Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 2010 - Pine Springs, Smith, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Mar 2010 - Pine Springs Cemetery, Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.
    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.
    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.
    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.
    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.
    Belated Birthday wishes for Robert Edgar (Bear) KELLY.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Texas Birth Index, Texas Department of State Health Services, (Ancestry.com. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database on-line]) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S18] 1930 US Census; Precinct 1, Smith, Texas, United States; Page 5B, United States of America, Bureau Of The Census, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S68] Tyler Morning Telegraph Obituaries On The Web, (TylerPaper.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Services for Robert E. "Bear" Kelly will be 10 a.m. at Pine Springs Baptist Church Wednesday, March 24, 2010, with Dr. Charles Paschall officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Springs Cemetery.

      Bear was born in the Pine Springs community just north of Tyler on July 16, 1928, to Ed and Beatrice Kelly.

      He died at his home and birthplace on March 21, 2010. He was a Christian and member of Pine Springs Baptist Church for 70 years, where he served as deacon and was active in many other capacities. He worked as a car man for the Cotton Belt Railroad for 45 years. Bear's passion was his family, and his hobbies included farming, gardening, reading and woodworking.

      He was preceded in death by parents, Ed and Beatrice Kelly; brothers, Ernest Kelly and Harold Kelly; sisters, Mildred Bagwell, Pauline McCollum, Marguerite Barron and Christine Alston; and dearest friend, Don Wagner.

      Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Kelly; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jeff Gage of Longview; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Karl and Jannabeth Kelly of Lindale, and Todd and Susan Kelly of Lindale; grandchildren, Michael and Kelly Yielding, Tyler and Gregory Kelly, and Mason and Peyton Kelly; great-grandchild, Breonna Yielding; and a host of close nieces and nephews.

      Pallbearers will be nephews Roy Bagwell, Bill Bagwell, Jimmy Barron, Mike Barron, Paul Kelly Barron and Dana Kelly, and friends Don Ragsdale and Ralph Jolley.

      Honorary pallbearers will be nephews Ricky Barron and Roy Ed Kelly, friend Cecil Lackey, the Senior Men's Sunday school class and deacons of Pine Springs Baptist Church, and members of NARVE.

      The family will receive friends at Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home in Tyler from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23.

      The family would like to thank Hospice of East Texas, all of those who have visited, provided food and helped at the house in Bear's final days, and especially Ricky Barron, who tirelessly supported the family in so many ways.