Jerry Edward Kelly, 78, of Lexington died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at his home.

Jerry Edward Kelly, 78, of Lexington died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Buchanan, a son of the late William Edward Kelly and Sadie Arbutus McCulloch Kelly.

Jerry was a member of the Redeeming Life Church and retired as a master sergeant with the United States Air Force.  He later worked in the maintenance department of the Rockbridge County Schools.

Surviving are his wife, Sevilla Basco Kelly; children, David A. Kelly of Charlottesville, Chris Ann Kelly of New York City, Michael E. Kelly of Lexington and Sherry Yarbrough of Las Cruces, N.M.; and grandchildren Madeleine Kelly and Morgan Kelly.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Nov. 20, at Harrison Funeral Chapel by Jerry Roscoe and Pastor Roger Smith.  Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project 

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.


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