By Wendy Wood
November 25, 2013
EAST BEND — Thomas Lee Kelly, 75, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Kelly was born May 19, 1938, in Yadkin County to the late Jerry L. and Mary Ethel Hobson Kelly. Mr. Kelly served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from R.J. Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marie Dinkins, Arlene Wooten and Adaline Herndon; a brother, Jerry “Bud” Kelly Jr.; and an infant brother. He is survived by four sisters, Irene Robbinson, Hazel Pribble, Jean Hennings and Zola Speer; a cherished special friend and caregiver, Della Hobson; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. His funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Gentry Family Chapel following the visitation on Wednesday by the Rev. Kelly Geise. Burial will follow at Baltimore United Methodist Church cemetery by the National Guard and VFW Post 10346. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Post 505, P.O. Box 1790, Yadkinville, NC 27055; or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Kelly family.