Danny Lee Kelley

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Danny Lee Kelley

March 20, 1947 - November 28, 2018

Danny Lee Kelley Danny Lee Kelley of Fort Fairfield and Caribou, Maine, the eldest child to Reta Burtchell Kelley, passed on November 28th after battling multiple health complications from Agent Orange poisoning. He will be remembered as a precocious and adventurous child, spending as many days outside as he could. When he wasn't organizing a neighborhood pick-up game, Danny would bring home small woodland animals, only stopping to grab a sandwich before heading back out on another adventure.
He was well-liked in school, serving as an officer in the Key Club, student council and multiple Varsity sports teams. He graduated from Caribou High School in 1965. Danny was an avid sports fan, especially for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Texas Longhorns. He will also be remembered as an exceptionally gifted athlete. As a left-handed pitcher, his friends tell us he never let a man on-base, and could throw strikes from the front of the house around to the back, with his natural curve ball.
Danny enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and served as a welder in Da Nang. He made many friends from across the country during his tour. Sadly, many of those friends perished during their service or have since suffered from similar complications as Danny. Upon returning to the U.S., he was stationed at the former Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas. He embraced all things "Texan", and was glad to call Austin, home. He was a successful manufacturing salesman for 37 years. Cowboy boots and wranglers served as his work uniform, waving to customers from his convertible sports cars with Elvis on the radio. He was equally successful as a youth sports coach at the Oak Hill Youth Sports Association. If he wasn't on the sideline coaching his son or daughter, he was on the field raking the dirt smooth and drawing chalk lines.
His most proud achievement was the family he created with his wife of 44 years, Mary Ayres Kelley. He is preceded in death by his mother; father; and infant daughter, Le Ann. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sister, Judy Kelley Wolf; brothers, Mike Kelley and Sam B. Kelley; daughter, Dallas Le Kelley-Kerr and husband Joe; son Deke Lee Kelley and wife, Angela; his beloved grandchildren Jack, Morgan, Ayres and Dean; and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Rest peacefully, DK, for love of the game.
A service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 9 a.m. at Pflugerville United Methodist Church in Pflugerville, TX. A reception will follow. Burial will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, TX at noon.
Published on December 3, 2018
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Thursday December 06, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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500 E Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX, USA

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Mary Kelley
Nov 30, 2018