Bill Kelly, 84 of Homer City, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Scenery Hill Manor, Indiana. Born in Indiana, July 23, 1933, he was the son of the late, Kenneth W. Kelly and Bertha (Wagner) Kelly. He was married to Alice (King) Meese Kelly for 19 years.
He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Bill worked as an Indiana County Deputy Sheriff for 17 years. In addition to that he owned and operated the Mad Dog Detective Agency in Homer City. He was also a State Constable for many years.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Rhododendron Lodge # 033 where he had previously served as the Chaplain.
Bill enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He loved watching and following baseball games, watching football games and cheering for the Steelers. He especially liked being with his wife, Alice and traveling with her on mini-trips to places like Lancaster, Nashville and seeing family in Parkersburg, WV.
He was a member of the Homer City Church of the Nazarene.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters: Kristy Kelly-Bellman (Ron), Karen Kelly Pozik (Ron), Mary Kay Kelly, Karie Sue Kelly Sargent (Fred), Casey Kelly Miracle (Marvin), and Kourtney Kelly Zayac. His step-children are: Rodney Allen, Linda Joan, David Marshall, and Larry Norman. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Milea Marie Miller Vislosky (Josh), Matt Miller (Stefanie), Jared Bellman, Alexis Pozik Randal (Bryan), Megan Sargent, Paul William Sargent, Maggie Miracle, Clifton Miracle, Hope Zayac, and Haley Zayac. Four step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren: Sawyer Joshua Vislosky, Meah Marie Miller, Maddie Mable Miller, Alex Randal, Thea Randal, Ryliee Ann Miracle, Kyden Nathaniel Corey Green, and 5 step-great grandchildren. His sister, Jayne “Petsy” Henry (Don), and his nieces and nephews: Kim Marie Henry, Kathy Henry, Kal Henry (Vanessa), as well as many great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two grandsons: Jason McAdoo and Joshua McAdoo.
Friends will be received Monday, March 12th from 11 AM until 1:00 PM, the time of the funeral service at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. Pastor Chuck Lockard will officiate with the assistance of Bill’s nephew, Pastor Kal Henry. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the Heritage Hospice, 625 Rustic Lodge Road, Indiana, PA 15701.
Online condolences may be made at: rbfh.net.