Hershel E. Kelley


Hershel E. Kelley, 70, of Stuart died Tuesday May 14, 2019 in Tulsa.
The family will greet friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Service.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Stuart Church of Christ officiated by Mr. Chris Rampey and Mr. Jim Corley. Burial will follow in Pryor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or online www.stjude.org.
Pallbearers will be: Kevin Schultz, Aaron Morgan, Sterling Taylor, Donald Stacey, Jason Dunn, Austin Burge and Brad Inman.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Jim Kelley, Gary Kelley, Roger Kelley, Randy Kelley, Stanley Elms, Terry Trivitt, George Conover, Larry Wood and Perry Wood.
Hershel was born to Edgar D. and Ida Jane (Null) Kelley January 27, 1949 in McAlester. He graduated from Stuart High School in 1967. During high school he played baseball, basketball and was active with the FFA. He obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He married Cheryl Lynn Bennett August 24, 1967 in McAlester.
Hershel was a master mechanic. He worked as a dunnage truck driver for the past 15 years at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
He was a bull rider and enjoyed raising coon dogs.
Hershel was a reserve deputy for the Pittsburg and Hughes County for over 23 years. He was a member of the Stuart Church of Christ.
Hershel was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Ida Kelley; great grandchild, Sydney Westbrook; brother-in-law, Kenneth Vaughn.
He is survived by, wife, Cheryl Kelley of the home; daughter, Bridget Kelley of McAlester; sons: Cody Kelley and wife, Cassie of McAlester; Coleby Kelley of the home; grandchildren: Colten Westbrook, Kelsey Clagg, Maelee Short, Jordan Kelley, Luke Kelley, Kyra Kelley, Hunter Cash Kelley, Coleby Ace Kelley; great grandchildren: Austyn, Rainin, Isabella, Renley, Asher and Trinity; sisters: Karen Vaughn of McAlester, Karla Jan Kelley of Mead; numerous nieces nephews and other family members and friends.
Published on May 16, 2019
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