Jim passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at his home in Plainwell.
He was born March 23, 1930 in Detroit, the son of James and Lenore (Jepson) Kelly. Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an aerial photographer. Jim was an avid softball player and golfer. He was a member of the American Legion. On October 18, 1952 in Detroit, he married Evelyn Clayton who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Kathy (Richard) Griffin of Florida, Dianne Blink of California, James (Kathy) Kelly III of Lake Orion, Thomas (Pamela) Kelly of Texas, William (Tammy) Kelly of Kalamazoo, Susan (Matt) Baker of Otsego and Richard (Kelly) Kelly of Wixom; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the joy of his life and siblings, Patricia Laux, Richard Kelly and Timothy (Joan) Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later time.
Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.
Jim and his family appreciated the care he received from the VA and Wings of Hope Hospice in Allegan.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.