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Obituary: Rex Kelly, 76, Green Co., KY

Mr. Kelly was a highly respected citizen of Greensburg, KY. He formerly worked for Lanham Hardwood Co.. He was a veteran of the Korean War who be accorded military honors by Marion Co. Veteran's Honor Guard. He was an avid golfer. He made many friends who remember his motto, "If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly." He was a member of the Fry Baptist Church.

Mr. Rex Kelly of Greensburg, KY, son of the late Herman Kelly and Irene Lile Kelly, was born on April 14, 1934 in Green Co., KY, and departed this life on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was 76 years, two months and one day of age.The funeral services for Mr. Rex Kelly were conducted at 10amCT, Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main ST, with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery with military honors by the Marion County Veteran's Honor Guard. Bro. Larry Wisdom, Bro. Mark Lowe, and Bro. Carlos Compton will be officiating.


Pallbearers: Clayton Knotts, Nate Knotts, Zack Knotts, Ellis W. Shelton, Ronnie Moran, and Arzo Miller. Honorary pallbearers: Morning Nursing Home Gang and Golf Group.

Mr. Rex Kelly, Green Co., KY (1934-2010)

Mr. Rex Kelly of Greensburg, KY, son of the late Herman Kelly and Irene Lile Kelly, was born on Wednesday, April 14, 1934 in Green Co., KY, and departed this life on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Jefferson Co. KY KY. He was 76 years, two months and one day of age.He worked for Lanham Hardwood Flooring, which was sold to Kimball International. He retired in 1995 and savored every moment of his free time, living up to his motto of "If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly".

He was a charter member of the Green Co. Golf Association and a former treasurer of the organization. He never missed a breakfast with his golf buddies and stirred up his share of trouble. He also filed tax returns for numerous friends and businesses and enjoyed visiting with all of his "clients".

He was a real people person and never met a stranger and will be terribly missed.

Mr. Kelly had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Fry Baptist Church and also attended the Greensburg Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy serving during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Rod Lowe Post #124.

He united in marriage to Doris Richerson on February 19, 1956, who survives.

Other survivors include the following:
  • Three daughters and a son-in-law: Sherry and Clayton Knotts of Floyd Knobs, IN; Kimberly Kelly of Denton, TX; and Shannon Kelly of New York City

  • Two grandchildren: Nate Knotts and Zack Knotts both of Indiana

  • A sister and brother-in-law: Mitchelene and Pete Lanham of Louisville, KY

  • And a host of other relatives and many friends
Mr. Kelly was also preceded in death by a sister: Betty Guthery.

Memorials are suggested to the Greensburg Baptist Church building fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main ST, Greensburg, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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