John Willis Kelley (Papa)

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John Willis Kelley passed away Monday June 10, 2019 in Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, Texas. Services are pending.

John was born May 11, 1930 in Abernathy, Texas to the late Arcado and Alberta Barron Kelley. John was one of five brothers.

Papa attended school in Abernathy and Petersburg, Texas. At the age of 16 he started working in the oil fields. At the age of 18 he served in the military as a mechanic involved in the Korean War. Papa moved to Ozona, Texas in 1978 working as a consultant in the oil fields before starting several businesses of his own including location building, freshwater stations and towing.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, three older brothers, E.J., Alfred Lee, and Charley Leroy.

He is survived by wife Nila, son Scott Allen, grandson Corey Allen of Ozona, Texas, grandson Ross Jonathan and great-granddaughter Gracelynn Nicole Kelley of San Angelo, Texas, and a younger brother Carl Ray and wife, Penny, of Abernathy, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

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