John Gerald “Jerry” Kelly, age 78, of Coulterville, passed away at 9:30pm on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Coulterville.
Jerry was born in Sparta on February 13, 1943, the son of John Newton and Osa Jane (Bird) Kelly. He was united in marriage to Cheryl J. Reidelberger on Oct. 13, 1972, in Bastrop, Louisiana. She preceded him in death on September 17, 2004. Together, they shared thirty-two years of marriage.
Jerry was a proud United States Army Veteran, having served from 1965-1967. Prior to his retirement, he had worked as a production scheduler at Decca/MCA/Universal Records in Pinckneyville for many years.
Daughter and son-in-law- Amanda Jean and Wayne Reynolds of Pinckneyville
Son- John Patrick Kelly of Coulterville
Two Grandchildren- Ava and Gabe Hackworth of Pinckneyville
Raised like a sister- Janet Horner of Coulterville
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife.
As per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Swanwick Bethel Cemetery in Coulterville. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery. Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home in Du Quoin is assisting the family with final arrangements.
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