Samuel ‘Coy’ Kelley, 84

Samuel ‘Coy’ Kelley, 84

A memorial service for Samuel “Coy” Kelley, 84, of Dora, was held Jan. 5, 2019, at Family Life Church in Dora. Mr. Kelley died Dec. 29 at his home.

He was born April 24, 1934, at Isabella, the son of Mineral “Bea” and Minnie Johnson Kelley. Mr. Kelley was an Army veteran. On May 24, 1958, in Wichita, Kansas, he married Virginia Croney.  He was a farmer and a good handyman.  Mr. Kelley was a Christian.

He is survived by Virginia Kelley, his wife of 60 years; two children, Rick Kelley and wife Judy of Willow Springs, and Scott Kelley and wife Cherri of Dora; four grandchildren, Sean Kelley and wife Katlin, Patrick Kelley, Monica Kelley and Abby Kelley; four great-grandchildren, Alister, Griffin, Creed and Haven Kelley; and one sister, Juanita Smith and husband Mike of Gainesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jearlean Newton and Irene Stafford; and one brother, Troy Kelley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dora Youth Night Out Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. West Plains, directors.

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