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Mr. William David Kelly
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. William David Kelly
David Kelly passed away at home on Friday, January 25. He was 68 years old.
    David was born to Kathryn and John Kelly in Savannah, Georgia, in 1950.
    Because his father was an Episcopalian priest, David lived in many towns in Georgia and South Carolina as he grew up. For the last 40-plus years, he had lived in Bryan and Bulloch counties.
    He was a retired sales representative for General Mills.
    An accomplished and avid golfer, David was a charter member of the Black Creek Golf course and a member of the Men’s Association, where he held various offices through the years. He had won numerous golf tournaments.
    For 30 years, David was a basketball official in the Savannah region.
    He and his wife, Becky, enjoyed travelling and had recently completed a 9-day trip out West.
    David was preceded in death by his father, John Lane Kelly; and his older brother, Dr. James Kelly.
    David is survived by his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Robertson Kelly. He is also survived by his two children, Christopher Ryan Gardner Kelly of Savannah and Kristin Laura Kelly Mayfield (Brad) of Decatur; a stepson, Brian Brocato (Sandie) of Macon; and four grandchildren, Cormac Mayfield and Isobel Mayfield of Decatur, Andrew Brocato of Brooklet and Hunter Brocato of Laguna Niguel, Calif. He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Kelly of Statesboro; sister, Kelly McGlaun Fields of Athens; brother. John L. Kelly of Matthews, N.C.; sister-in-law, Jane Hill (Jim) of Baltimore, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. David is also survived by and sorely missed by his best furry friend, Bogey, who loved him unconditionally.
    The family will receive visitors on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service at 11 a.m. at Pittman Park United Methodist Church in Statesboro with the Reverend Bill Bagwell officiating. The committal service will be private.
    The family would like to thank EMS, Brooklet Police Chief Lee Craft and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies for their assistance on Friday evening, January 25th.
    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, January 30, 2019
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