Charles "Doc" Kelly Jr., 85, of Streator died at 12:47 P.M. Saturday October 17, 2009 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be, John Gaydos, Jim Kelly, Jim Cogdal, Josh Kelly, Craig Jett and Dan Pouk. Honorary pallbearers will be, George Benning, Maurice Henderson, Ray Kollar, Willard Ratliff and Larry Kawiecki.
Born June 19, 1924 in Streator he was the son of Charles and Mary (Dinda) Kelly Sr. He married Deborah Spaulding on March 24, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois. She died on September 29, 2009.
He is survived by a daughter, Charline "Char" Gaydos, Streator; two sons, Charles (Rebecca) Kelly, Streator and James (Mary Jane) Kelly, Streator; grandchildren, Jim (Wendy) Gaydos, California, John Gaydos, Maryland, Dawn (Craig) Jett, Shorewood, Joshua (Erika) Kelly, Bolingbrook, James Kelly, Peoria and Jennifer Kelly, Chicago and 3 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and step sisters, Anna Marie Wood and Eileen Kent and a ½ sister, Loretta Smith.
Born and raised in Streator he attended Streator schools. He served in the United States Army from 1940-1945 during WW II.
He worked through the years as a truck driver for Cephas Williams and Scheid IceTrucking. He was a member of Teamsters Local #722.
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