Rufus G. Kelly of Many, Louisiana
January 16, 1938 – May 6, 2020
Rufus G. Kelly was born in Many, LA to Donald & Pauline Byles Kelly on January 16, 1938. He passed away May 6, 2020. He was 82.
He attended Many High School and graduated in 1956. He worked in the oilfield for a few years and was drafted into the Army. Rufus worked for Trainer Survey in Many and later in Mississippi. Rufus came back and married Neva Duggan Kelly in Florien, LA. He worked at Boise-Cascade, Fisher Plant and retired after thirty-six years. He loved to look for arrowheads, fish and hunt. Rufus liked to listen to LSU and Many Tiger football on the radio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Kelly and Pauline Byles Kelly; son, Vincent Kelly; and his brother, Dallas Kelly.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Neva Kelly, sons Jeff and Pam Kelly of Carrollton, TX, and Robert and Kinsey Kelly of Shreveport and Indiana. He has three grandchildren: Sela, Zane, and Aedyn Kelly, and a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Denny Howard of Bloomfield, KY; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary Pallbearers: Kelly Crittenden, Kasey Crittenden, Billy Guay, Mike Henderson, Lee Eddie Self, Russell Peace, Boyd Peace, Bob Harper, Ronnie Ebarb and Dean Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, please support the Gideons International, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Samaritan’s Purse, or Shriners Hospital for Children.
There will be a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Brian Gilcrease officiating.