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Ray Kelley

September 9, 1932 — August 28, 2022

Ray Kelley, 89, of Lampasas, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in Georgetown, TX.

Visitation will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel on Sunday, September 4, 2022, from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Funeral services will be on Monday, September 5, 2022, at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel at 11 am followed by interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Briggs, TX.

Ray was born on September 9, 1932, in Briggs, TX to Horace Lee Kelley and Clara Elizabeth Gray Kelley.  He grew up in Burnet and Williamson County and moved to Lampasas in 1951.  Most of his working career was spent with the Civil Service in Fort Hood where he worked for 41 years.  After that, he worked on his ranch, working cattle and producing hay.  Ray raised a lot of show steers, and bulls and was very involved in stock shows with his children, taking them all over Texas.  Ray was also integral in starting the Lampasas County Youth Stock Show auction in the early 1970s with Luis Canales.  He also enjoyed raising and training horses. 

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Ima Kelley in 2004; his parents, son-in-law, Robert J. Ziminskas, and five siblings.

Survivors include his son, Jim Kelley, and wife, Sheryl; daughter, Trish Ziminskas; sister, Dorothy Everett; grandchildren, John Eric Ziminskas, Perry Ray Kelley, James Ryan Ziminskas; great-grandchildren, Preslee Kelley, Clara Elizabeth Ziminskas, John Andrew Ziminskas, James Ryan Ziminskas II, and Robert John Ziminskas II.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, September 4, 2022

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

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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