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Coy C Kelley
Coy C. Kelley, 80, of Kensett passed away Friday, July 9th at Unity Health Medical Center. He was born February 25, 1941 in Floyd, Arkansas to the late Floyd and Leona (Allison) Kelley.
Coy was hard working man who always provided for his family. He retired from Speed Queen after 34 years of service. Coy loved horses and he really loved to fish. He was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Carletta Kelley; one daughter, Sonya George (Michael) of Searcy; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Coy was preceded in death by eight brothers, and two sisters.
Visitation will be Monday, July 12th from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, July 13th at 10:00 am in the Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at White County Memorial Gardens.
All Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
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Misty Been Jul 13 2021 10:40 AM
This is Carroll Bass the son of Esther Kelley Bass Beck. My mother was Coy's older sister and the only surviving daughter of Floyd and Leona Kelley. I would like to share some of Coy's life spent developing me into my Christian manhood. I had spent some of my younger life around my 6 uncles while visiting or living with them (Denzil, William, Randall, Kenneth, Jesse and Coy Kelley and of course both my Grandparents. They were all an inspiration and help to me. I will tell you some of the story as it relates to Coy. He was the youngest and was not married yet when I moved from Michigan to Searcy in late December 1960, my 10th grade year in high school when Coy was working at the missile sites construction. He was making money and living at home so he had money saved and was my source of borrowing nice clothes to wear and when my old rusted out blue chevy was a little shabby he let me drive his work car (which was more inviting than my old car) on weekend dates. He and Carletta even took me on double dates with them because she had a friend that could be my date. Great situation for me (laughter) since I had just moved there and did not know anyone yet. Coy let me use his work car when I needed it until I went to work in the 11th and 12th grades at CR Anthony Co on the Searcy court square. Coy bought some of his nice clothes at Jimmy's men's store next door to Anthony's. I remember wearing Coy's nice black leather waist jacket to school along with some of his starched and pressed Levi jeans and nice shirts that helped me start well when I entered Searcy High School in January 1961. Coy and I hunted, fished, and worked on our vehicles together throughout our lives. I always enjoyed going to Coy and Carletta's house and playing games and talking about the goodness of God. He is my last Kelley uncle and I may be the next to get my Transfer to Heaven. God is good. Until then I will enjoy my cousins and friends who are still here. Call or text me anytime at 501-281-0281 and share your joyful remembrances of Coy with me. You can also write some online at:
2616 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143
Carroll and Carolyn Bass Jul 12 2021 4:42 PM
Sending my condolences and prayers for the family.
Lisa Brown Jul 12 2021 3:50 PM
My heartfelt condolences and prayers to your family.
Corrie Nelson Jul 12 2021 3:10 PM