Jerry D. Kelly

19380310 –

 20171204

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Jerry D. Kelly was born on March 10, 1938, to Jewl and Georgia (Bradshaw) Kelly in Pasadena, TX. Jerry enlisted in the US Army in 1956, and he was honorably discharged in 1963. On January 2, 1958, Jerry married Martha Ann Woolly in Altus, OK. They moved to Lubbock in 1959. Jerry worked for Texas Tech University as a Graphic Designer for thirty years. In 1980, he was awarded “Top Techsan” from TTU. He received the national award for his package design for the St. Regis Paper Company. He was also awarded the Horace Hart award of the Education Council of the graphic arts industry. Jerry was an active member of Monterey Baptist Church. Survivors include his two daughters, Kim Barnes and husband John, Kristy Lowry and husband Jeff all of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Kelsey Summers and husband, Ethan; Ashley Spiegel and husband, Justin; Tyler Lowry, Ryan Lowry and his daughter, Owen Kate Lowry; four siblings, Rocky Kelly, Larry Kelly and wife, Betty; Kathy Sutton, and Jolene Onstead; and sister-in-law, Kathryn Kelly. Along with his wife, Martha, Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, S.D. Kelly; and a grandson, Zachary Barnes. Jerry D. Kelly passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.

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13 thoughts on “Jerry D. Kelly”

  1. Dereta Harshbarger

    Kristy & Kim, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. I know God continues to surround you with His perfect love and peace.

  2. Kathy and Jim White

    Kim and Kristy, we are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jerry leaves such a wonderful legacy behind.

  3. Nancy and Mike (Bear) Parham

    Nancy and I are so sorry Christy.
    May the comfort of the Angels wings as they took your Father on a journey ,but stayed with each of you.
    GODSPEED

  4. Jerry was like a brother. We’ve have so many precious memories of all our camping/fishing trips to Colorado and playing bridge every night. There will certainly be another vacant spot in our lives. What two beautiful people. They were such blessings in our lives that will surely be missed. Martha has her fishing buddy back. ❤️

  5. Kim and Kristy, I am so heartbroken for you and your families. Jerry was such a special friend and he will be so missed by so many. Praying for comfort and peace as only our Lord can provide. Much love is sent your way!

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