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Calvin Darwin Kelly, Jr.

October 9, 1931 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 90)

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SURF CITY  -  Calvin Darwin Kelly, Jr., 90, of Surf City, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.   Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Providence Baptist Church in Holly Ridge. Burial will follow at the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery on Sound Road.

Mr. Kelly was born October 9, 1931 in Wake County, North Carolina to the late Calvin Darwin Kelly, Sr. and Viola Fuller Kelly.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He served 4 years in the US Navy during the Korean War and after his active service, he worked for and retired from the Camp Lejeune Water Treatment Plant with 28 years of federal service.  He spent his life loving his family, fishing, and working around his home.

In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his son, Calvin Darwin Kelly, III; his granddaughter, Kelly Nicole Ottaway; and his sister, Jean Wrenn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Sarah Kelly of the home; son, Michael (Kay) Kelly of Holly Ridge; daughter, Darlene (David) Ottaway of Morrisville; grandson, Jeremy (Kayla) Ottaway of Holly Springs; two great grandchildren of Holly Springs; Jason and Juliana Ottaway, as well as several extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, prior to the service, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at the church.

Flowers are welcome or memorials can be made to Providence Baptist Church, 406 Ocean Hwy, Holly Ridge, NC 28445. 


Funeral Service
May 15, 2022

3:00 PM
Providence Baptist Church (Holly Ridge)

May 15, 2022

4:00 PM
Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Sound Road

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