Funeral services for Robert Baxter Kelly, 88, of Davenport will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Third Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Rogers Kirk officiating. He departed this life on Wednesday at Trinity Unity Point Health Care. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.
Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Third Missionary Baptist Church. Additional visitation will be held from 10:00 am Friday until service time at the Church.
Orr’s Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born March 16, 1930 the son of Will and Allie Bee (Brown) Kelly. He was a member of Third Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the US Army. He married Gracie King (Mathis) Kelly. She preceded him in death. He retired from John Deere in 1984. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and traveling.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara (Mathis) Haddox, St. Louis, MO, Doris (Mohamed) Dabo, Cincinnati, OH and Linda (Elmer) Shannon, Davenport; sons, Jessie Brown, Maywood, IL and Royal Kelly, Davenport; sister, Maxine (Carl) Johnson, Rock Island and B. W. (Vera) Kelly. Davenport; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.