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In Memory of

Patrick Lee Kelly

February 29, 1932 - March 22, 2015

Obituary


Patrick Lee Kelly, 83, of Brunswick, Georgia passed away March 22, 2015 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia. Born February 29, 1932 in Denver, Colorado to Eugene Vernice Kelly and Nola Clare Kelly, Pat graduated from St. Mary's High School in Independence, Missouri in 1950. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. Life after the military led him to a lifelong career in Law Enforcement. He served as a Deputy for the Jackson County, Missouri Sheriff's Office for numerous years then later began his federal career...

Patrick Lee Kelly, 83, of Brunswick, Georgia passed away March 22, 2015 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia. Born February 29, 1932 in Denver, Colorado to Eugene Vernice Kelly and Nola Clare Kelly, Pat graduated from St. Mary's High School in Independence, Missouri in 1950. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. Life after the military led him to a lifelong career in Law Enforcement. He served as a Deputy for the Jackson County, Missouri Sheriff's Office for numerous years then later began his federal career in Kansas City, Missouri as a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in 1969. In 1982 he was offered, by ATF Head Quarters in Washington DC, the opportunity to develop an undercover program and transfer to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia. He accepted the position as Course Developer, Coordinator and Instructor for Undercover Training and trained many undercover students over the years. Pat was highly regarded and loved by all. He spent the remainder of his career at the National Academy of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and retired from there in 1989. Several years later he was contracted by the Department of Defense for the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy, Naval Air Station, in Meridian, Mississippi where he trained State, Local, Military and Federal students undercover and surveillance from 1995-2007. Pat had been a resident of Glynn County since 1982 and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for the last 22 years. His love of teaching continued on in his faith as well. For numerous years he taught the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults. He was a Eucharistic Minister and served on the Parish Council for several years. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene Vernice Kelly, Nola Clare Kelly and a son Wyatt Douglas Oldenburg. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Gina Lee Kelly of Brunswick, Georgia, three sons, Patrick Lee Kelly, II. and wife Linda of Independence, Missouri, Michael Joseph Kelly of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Timothy Thomas Kelly and wife Kelly of St. Paul, Missouri; two daughters, Monica Michelle Keene and husband Paul of Osceola, Missouri and Kathleen Anne Harper and husband Rusty of Collins, Missouri; and his children's mother Mary Chamness of Collins, Missouri, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, family and friends. The Rosary service with visitation will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick, Georgia. Funeral mass will be Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Brunswick, Georgia. Officiated by Father Timothy McKeown and Deacon Larry Guyer with interment following at Brunswick Memorial Park. Honorary Pallbearers are Special Agents of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Members of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Association of Retirees; Instructors and Students of the National BATF Academy Undercover Program; and Staff and Students of the Regional Counter Drug Training Academy; and Dr. John Shaner and staff of The Hospice of the Golden Isles. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com