King Kelly

King Kelly, age 84, of Albany, Ohio, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away January 3, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

King was born March 7, 1936 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Thomas J. Kelly and Francis M. Baron Kelly. King was a preacher; he started Faith Tabernacle in 1968; owned and operated the Certified Gas Stations in Logan & Nelsonville for 30 years; lifetime member of Midget Motors; worked at Frank’s Grocery for 15 years; and enjoyed the ministry, restoring antique vehicles, wood crafting, and motorcycles.                   

Surviving are his wife Mary L. Hewett Kelly; daughters, Christy (Greg) Six of Glouster, and Angela (Steve) Zair of Sugar Grove; step-children, Jeff (Kim) Sparks of Albany, Teresa (Ron) Caudell of Newark,  Melissa Snyder of Nelsonville, Linda (Dan) Godenschwager of Lancaster, Patricia (Charlie) Altier of Nelsonville, and Michael Patrick of Van Wert; siblings, Shayne Kelly of Lancaster, Thomas (Marie) Kelly of Oregon, Patrick (Debra) Kelly of The Plains, Timothy (Christy) Kelly of Nelsonville, Shawn Kelly of Newark, and Daniel Kelly of Logan; and sister Shelia (Bill) Strosnider of Core, West Virginia.

King was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ardith Kelly; and siblings, Michael Kelly, and Maureen Kelly.

A walk thru viewing was held from 6-8 pm Saturday January 9, 2021 at the Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville Ohio. Out of concern of spreading Covid-19, the family was not in attendance. The family wanted King’s many friends to be able to briefly view him and sign the register book.  Masks and social distancing are required.   

Private burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, Ohio.

The family is planning a public memorial service this coming summer at the Faith Tabernacle Shelter House. The time will be announced prior to the memorial service.