Jimmy KellyFayetteville, AR, 1942 - 2020 0comment
Jimmy Dean (Caliguiri) Kelly, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. He was born on July 10, 1942, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Frank Pasquale Caliguiri and Maude Gibson Kelly. Jimmy was preceded in death by his four brothers, Roland, Frankie, Leonard and Joe Kelly; one sister, Arlene Kelly Woodward; and one son, Jimmy Kelly Jr.
Jimmy was a fun loving man who loved hunting, camping, fishing, and socializing with most anyone he met. He was known for his stone mason and excavation work building many structures that can be found in Northwest Arkansas. Jimmy owned his first Case backhoe in Washington county. He was remembered for his love of his children, animals, and working with his hands. He spent many hours restoring old cars and building things with his boundless creative energy. As a youngster, he loved motorcycles, fast boats, swimming, skydiving, and he was quite the dare devil. He was a great story teller. His laughter and love of pranks and jokes will be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church.
He is survived by his devoted companion Betty Hayes (Kelly); daughter, Rhonda Jean Kelly-Duncan and Michael Duncan of Fayetteville; son, Jason Duane Kelly of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Maranda Kelly of Centerton; Victoria (Caligiuri) Kelly of St. Louis, Missouri; and Madalynn Kelly of Fayetteville; one brother, Tony Kelly of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Cathleen Gooding of Fayetteville; and Barbara Jean Gabbard of Prarie Grove; Ronnie Spain of Memphis, Tennessee; and Stephanie Lorraine Trollinger of Fayetteville: and many nieces and nephews.
A family memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Black Oak Baptist Church. Cremation is entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.
Published May 23, 2020
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Brashears Funeral Home
509 North Gaskill Street, P.O. Drawer B, Huntsville, AR