Charles Neil "JR" Kelley
1948 - 2019
April 17, 1948
June 5, 2019

April 17, 1948 ˜ June 5, 2019

“JR” passed away peacefully at his home in Anchorage, AK on June 6, 2019 and went to be with his Lord Jesus. Lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters of Amvets Post #9, American Legion Post #15, VFW Post #9635 along with the MATSU Valley community.
Charles, better known as “JR” was born in Nebraska and raised in Washington. At the age of 21, JR joined the U.S. Army and served his country bravely in Vietnam. His numerous medals include the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor.
JR’s passion was fishing and he spent many days on the “Little Sue’ river chasing after the big ones! A celebration of life will be held June 14, 2019 in Wasilla, AK.
JR was a true patriot and loved his country dearly. He will be remembered as a kind and humble man who enjoyed a good joke and a cold beverage. he will be missed but never forgotten.
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 12, 2019.
Celebration of Life
Amvets Post #9
, Wasilla, Alaska
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There will be a Junior Kelly day and get to-gether June 29th at Ken Mansighs home in Woodland. Start Time 1pm. For more information send email to: Gary Fields, [email protected]
June 26, 2019
Thanks for your service Junior. Fish on!!!
Arvo Suomi
June 25, 2019
Junior was a really fun guy to go fishing with. About twice a year he and Larry Evanson would round me up and we'd hit the rivers for salmon. Always sent me home with their fish along with mine. Came to our home in Anchorage many times for parties. I always tried to be the first to call him on his birthday and usually made it. He got a kick out of it. See you in the mystic, old friend.
jim roberts
June 19, 2019
R.I.P. You are going to be missed by everyone you touched. Go fishing with Larry and have a good time.
Sandy Ekman
June 19, 2019
rip bro
bud yeo
June 15, 2019
Rest In Peace.. JR... we will see you on the other side!!!
Susan K
June 14, 2019
Lots of yrs. with good memories with June Bug! Always remember 12:20 A.M with the zoom zoom zoom!Wishes for great fishing!RIP dear friend !
Karen Ward
June 12, 2019
Lots of good memories with June bug.Rest in Peace and catch some big ones!Will always remember 12:20 AM!
Karen Ward
June 12, 2019
Great Friend and Classmate at Woodland High School, Class of '66'.
Gary Fields
June 12, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all. May God give you comfort and strength through this difficult time. Rest in peace Junior.
June 11, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear love one may God give you strength to endure this most difficult time of your life please read John 6:40
June 11, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. May you always cherish the memories of Charles. May
the "God of Comfort" sustain you through the difficult days ahead-2 cor 1:3
June 9, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
June 9, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family, friends and God.
1 Peter 5 : 6
G & J
June 9, 2019
June 9, 2019