LILESVILLE - On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Mr. Sim Delano Kelly, 88, passed away peacefully at Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehab in Hamlet.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Lilesville Baptist Church with Rev. Teddy Lawson officiating. Interment will follow in Lilesville Cemetery.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Sim was born in Anson County, NC December 8, 1933, and was a son of the late Daniel Edward "Doc" Kelly and the late Fannie Belle Williams Kelly. He was a graduate of Lilesville High School, and a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.
He was a faithful member of Lilesville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Lilesville Fire Department.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Nancy Bryant and husband, Rufus of Morven and Dale Kelly and wife, Kathy of Lilesville; his grandchildren, April Parks and husband, Lowell of Wadesboro, Chris Wright, and wife, Stacy of Holden Beach, P. J. Kistler of Rockingham, Amanda Kouri and husband, Dennis of Sierra Vista, AZ and D.J. Kelly and wife, Kristyn of Granite Falls; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 great-grandson due to arrive in the next few days; his sisters and brothers, Lou Simpson and husband, Monroe of Ansonville, Warren Kelly and wife, Terri of Kannapolis, Margaret Ponds and husband, Stanley of Wadesboro, John Kelly, and wife, Teah of Wadesboro, Ed Kelly, and partner, William of Lexington, SC and Denise Shepard and husband, Steve of Biscoe and his nieces and nephews and their families.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Miller Kelly, his son, Danny Kelly and by his sisters and brother, Julia Belle Hildreth, Alma Honeycutt and Leak Kelly.
In liue of flowers, memorials may be made to the Baxter Hedrick Sunday School Class at Lilesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 305, Lilesville, NC 28091.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com