CSM (Ret.) Gregory Eugene “Sarge” Kelly, age 67, of Ekron, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Albert Chandler University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington, KY. Mr. Kelly was born November 16, 1953, the son of Lawrence Eugene and Clare (Kitchen) Kelly. He was retired from the United States Army; a member of the Barker Lodge #129 F.&A.M. order of Free Masons; a Kentucky Colonel; and a passionate mechanic.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents; and his step-father, John Spriggs. He is survived by his loving wife, Shyrel Kelly; six children, Michael (Jessica) Kelly, Jeremiah Kelly, Nathan Barker, Justin (Amanda) Swink, Draven (Danna) Puffinbarger, and Shanda Puffinbarger; seven grandsons, Gregory Kelly, Landen Puffinbarger, Brysen Barker, Lucas Puffinbarger, Ethan McEwen, Kyle Kelly and Joshua Kelly; four granddaughters, Destiny Swink, Ashley Kelly, Abrielle Reifschneider and Madison McEwen; and seven siblings, Timothy Kelly, Diane Abigail, Claire Moore, Blly Shipman, Penny Shipman, Gene Kelly and Brent Kelly.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Curry officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until the time of service on Tuesday. Interment for CSM Kelly will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, with full military honors. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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