Curtis Kelly, Sr. of Hodgen, Oklahoma was born April 7, 1929 in Hodgen, Oklahoma to Theo, Sr. and Lena (Welton) Kelly and passed away March 21, 2018 in Poteau, Oklahoma at the age of 88.
He is survived by:
Vicki Eaton and H-Ray of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Charles Curtis “Buddy” Kelly, Jr. and wife Cindy of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Cody Eaton of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Kip Allen and Cheyann Kelly of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Denny and Laura Jo Kelly of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Layton, Betsy, and Kendall Kelly all of Hodgen, Oklahoma
Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of many friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theo, Sr. and Lena Kelly; his beloved wife, Dean Kelly; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Welton and Betty Kelly and Theo, Jr. and Wilma Kelly; and one daughter-in-law, Betsy Kelly.
Curtis was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He was also a Golden Glove boxer while in the military. Curtis is the owner of Hodgen Butane and CC Kelly Trucking since 1951. He was a family man and loved his family dearly.
Curtis employed many over the years and he treated his employees like family. He was a life-long member of the Hodgen Methodist Church. Curtis never passed up an opportunity to help someone in need; he was a friend to all and is loved by many.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Hodgen, Oklahoma with Reverend Charles Caughern and Reverend Lisa Leigh Miller officiating.
Burial will follow in Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be: Kip Kelly, Denny Kelly, Cody Eaton, Steve Slusser, Justin Hedrick, and Bob Stewart.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Mike Frizzell, Mike Mabry, Darrell Roberts, John Allen Titsworth, Danny Pettigrew, and Larry Faulkenberry.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Hodgen, Oklahoma.
Viewing will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday and 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
To sign Curtis’ online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com