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Dr. Richard Colin Kelly, DDS age 75, of Marietta, Georgia passed away March 4, 2018.
Born July 11, 1942 in Elkins. Dr. Kelly graduated from Elkins High School in 1960. He received his B.S. degree in Secondary Education from West Virginia University and obtained his DDS from WVU in 1969. After dental school, Dr. Kelly served as a Captain in the Dental Core of the United States Army (stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts) where he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. He operated his dental practice in Fairmont for 35 years and retired in 2006 and was part-time Assistant Professor at the WVU School of Dentistry.
Survivors include: his wife of 46 years, Suzanne Kelly, daughter Allison S. Kelly of Aiken, South Carolina, son Colin K. Kelly of Atlanta, Georgia and daughter-in law Kelly B. Kelly, grandchildren Regan Kaye, Bennett Colin and Graham Henry Kelly of Atlanta, Georgia, stepsisters Lynn Winn of Stuart, Florida, Pat Brophy of Fairfax, Virginia, George Scott of Elkins and Mike Scott of Columbia Falls, Montana.
He is preceded in death by his parents Woodrow W. and Bessie Flanagan Kelly and stepmother Virginia Scott Kelly.
Dr. Kelly was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity, the WV Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, and was a longstanding member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Union Lodge #4 and Scottish Rite bodies of Morgantown. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, fishing, turkey hunting and trap shooting and was a lifelong fan of WVU sports. In retirement, he loved supporting his grandchildrens' sports teams and performances.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard Kelly's memory to Macland Presbyterian Church, www.pcusa.org/congregations/11424/ or the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation www.drsusanloveresearch.org.
There will be a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 in the Chapel of Lohr Barb Funeral Home in Elkins by Rev. Dr. Peter Vial of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment will be on Saturday, March 10 at Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins, by Vial.
Published on March 8, 2018
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