A native of Fulton, he had been stationed at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C. He was a G. Ray Bodley High School graduate, class of 2000, and he received his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing at SUNY Oswego in 2005.
He served in the U.S. Army from 2006 to 2010 and was assigned to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in Germany and the 319th Military Intelligence Battalion at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
He served in Iraq from August 2007 to October 2008 and received three Army Commendation Medals for his service.
He was employed by Macaulay-Brown, Inc. in Hampton, Va. and had previously worked at Torres and Centurum.
He was a lover of art, music, photography and tattoos.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and Marie Kelly Sr., and his maternal grandparents, Walter and Rose Duda.
Surviving are his parents, Herbert “Butch” and Donna (Duda) Kelly Jr. of Fulton; his sister, Corin Kelly of Fayetteville, N.C.; his girlfriend, Lauren Renne of Brooklyn; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated yesterday at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Fulton. Calling hours were held Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.
Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.