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Dewitt Kelley

Dewitt Kelley

Thursday, March 5th, 1942 - Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Dewitt Kelley died Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was born March 5, 1942 in Muleshoe, Texas to Chester and Vivian (Park) Kelley. He married Kay Jones in Earth on December 22, 1962.

Dewitt was the first baby born in the Muleshoe hospital. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and cattleman for many years. Dewitt loved to fish and enjoyed taking family lake trips. He also treasured his greyhounds. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Dewitt is survived by his wife, Kay; his three sons, Brent Been and his wife, Karla of Earth, Texas, Alan Been and his wife, Kathy of Earth, Texas and Wade Kelley of Earth, Texas; his daughter, Carmen Gentry and her husband, Melvin of Dell City, Texas; his three sisters, Nancy Landis of Odessa, Texas, Peggy Stephens of Andrews, Texas and Kathy Allison and her husband, Sam of Amarillo, Texas; his brother, John Kelley and his wife, Vickie of Earth, Texas; his eight grandchildren, Shane Been and his wife, Tracy, Brenda Been, Cory Been and his wife, Cassie, Quentin Been and his wife, Deidre, Justin Been, Barry Gentry and his wife, Shannon, Kody Gentry and his wife, Kellye and Kasey Gentry; and his ten great-grandchildren, Sam Alderson, Kenton Been, Janae Johnson, Brazos Been, Presley Been, Tanner Gentry, Jolee Gentry, Rylan Gentry, Acy Gentry and Evy Gentry.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, 600 SW 11th Avenue, Amarillo, Texas, 79101 or the Springlake-Earth FFA, PO Box 130, Earth, Texas, 79031.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Parson-Ellis Funeral Home
    Address
    403 N.E. 1st
    EARTH, TX 79031
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Earth Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    EARTH, TX
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    Officiant
    Pastor Tracy Spencer
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Earth Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    P.O. Box 523
    EARTH, TX 79031
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Eddie and Beth Moudy

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Dewitt was a wonderful neighbor and a valued mentor to a dumb newcomer. His friendship and advice has been a cherished blessing. My children still remember the wagon rides with him and his "big horses".
Praying God's blessing for the entire family. Eddie and Beth
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