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James Kelly

September 18, 1930 — August 21, 2020

Copperas Cove

James B. Kelly, age 89, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020, in Killeen. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove, Texas with burial following at the Copperas Cove City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, Monday at the funeral home.

JB was born on September 18, 1930 in San Benito, Texas to the late Olin and Marie DeLoach Kelly. He graduated from Pearl High School in 1948. He enjoyed playing football and basketball in his high school days. After high school, he served one year in the United States Air Force and remained in the reserves for several years. In 1950, he met Ann Singleton while roller skating in Pearl, Texas. They married on Ann’s 21st birthday the following year. JB went to work on Fort Hood as a Civil Service employee, a job that he held for almost 45 years. Upon his retirement, he worked for a number of years for H&R Block helping people file taxes and he also earned his private pilot’s license. JB was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church and has served the church in many capacities.

JB was preceded in death by parents; and his sister, Oleen Mitchell.

JB is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann Kelly; daughters, Debra Hull and husband, Johnny, Sandra Gegogeine; five grandchildren, Derik Woods, Kelly Tingle and husband, Travis, Trey Hull, Eric Gegogeine and wife, Jeannette, Terry Gegogeine and wife, Vika; and seven great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Visitation

Monday, August 24, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Viss Family Funeral Home

, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Viss Family Funeral Home

, Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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