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John Lewis Kelly

February 21, 1952 ~ October 2, 2020 (age 68)

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John Lewis Kelly, 68, passed away Friday October 2, 2020 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio

He was born on Thursday February 21, 1952 in Kenton, Ohio to Lloyd Edwin Kelly and Leora Smith Kelly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Lloyd Joseph Kelly; and three brothers Ronnie Smith, Edward Smith and Paul Kelly.


John was a veteran of the United Stated Air Force 1972-1976. He retired from Yum Brands – KFC as a field training instructor.

He is survived by his life partner Ronald Stamen; Daughter in law Julie Kelly; Grandchildren Steven Kelly, Jakeb Kelly, Andrianna Phillips, Angelique Naples, and great granddaughter Giuliana Naples all of Western New York; Sister Sharon Buzard Lacy (Mike); Special Great nephew John Alexander Buzard; and great great nephew John Ronald Buzard all of Ohio; His dear aunt Betty Parsley and cousin Connie Matney both from West Virginia; Numerous nieces, nephews and other cousins that all loved him dearly.


“There’ll be no funeral Services as per John’s request.”

Cremation will be handled by Edwards Funeral Service 1166 Parsons Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43206

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