William Sinclair Kelley

January 26, 2016

William Sinclair Kelley 71, of rural Frankfort, died Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at his home. Born December 10, 1944 in Frankfort to the late Paul & Mary (Need) Kelley.  William attended Frankfort Schools, was a 1963 graduate of Howe Military Academy and a 1967 graduate of University of Kentucky. He was employed with Mallory Controls from 1968-1982, serving as Personnel manager for 8 years, Industrial Engineering manager for 3 years and Manufacturing Engineering manager for 3 years. He began farming in 1982. William was active in the community serving as; past President and Drive Chairman of Clinton County United Way, past District Chairman of Boy Scouts of America in Boone and Clinton Counties, past Board of Director for Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, past Board of Trustees, Board of Deacons, Elder and member of the choir of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, Chairman of Court House Study Commission, past Board of Directors of Clinton County Humane Society, and past President of Symposiarchs.

Visitation and Services

Memorial visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN, with memorial services beginning at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of William may be made to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd. Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057, or online at http://semperfifund.org/donate.

Survived by:

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Barbara (Thompson) Kelley, sons, Travis (wife, Jen) Kelley of Tampa, FL, Matthew (wife, Keisha) Kelley of Frankfort, sister, Janice (husband, Connie) Logan of Sedona, AZ, grandchildren; Porter, Ryan, Claire, step grandchildren, Brooke, Grant and Dallas Miller, nephew, Brad Logan and niece Kelley Logan Miller.


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20 Condolences for “William Sinclair Kelley”

  1. Stan Smith January 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Stan and I are so very sorry for the loss of Bill. He was such a friendly guy & dedicated to his family & God. Our prayers are with you and your family!
    Stan & Nancy Smith

  2. Butch & Eileen Huffer January 29, 2016 at 7:19 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill at Mallory. Eileen was a classmate of Janice and always refereed to Bill as Janice’s “little brother”. Bill was a good man, our prayers are with you.

  3. Andy Shriver January 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Barb and family as a classmate and church friend of Bill, I will definitely miss Bill. He was a good husband & father (grandfather). Your faith will bring you all together to cope with the loss of Bill. Love Andy Shriver

  4. Phyllis J. Nelson January 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Barb and family,
    This is a time for remembering. We hope you feel the love that surrounds you and the thoughts and prayers that are with you as you as you remember someone loved so very much.
    Peace to you all.
    Mike and Phyllis (Jenner) Nelson

  5. Jan Kersey January 29, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Barb, Travis, and Matt
    Was so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Bill and your Dad. We know he will be so missed by all. He was a fun and devoted guy that reached out to others. We remember how he came by and picked up Terry M. and took him walking at the Manor, or the many laughs they had when on fishing trips. To all of you we send our sympathies and prayers. Know you are in our thoughts. We will not be able to attend his services, but may God send his blessing upon all of you at this sad time.
    Gary and Jan

  6. Dave Hinshaw January 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    It is with great regret that I’ve just learned of Bill’s passing. My recent thoughts were of Bill and others of us who were “The Skunks” as we began our basketball at Riley. He will be missed and our prayers go with the family. Sincerely, Dave and Mary Hinshaw

  7. Brenda Pletch January 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    To the family of Bill, I am very saddened to hear this. I always enjoyed him in the summer when he came to buy pool supplies from me. We would always have great conversations, mainly on world events and how to remedy them. I will miss him. Prayers to Barbara and family for the perfect peace that surpasses all understanding that only God can give. I am truly sorry for this void and heartache in your lives.

  8. John & Rita Hackerd January 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing and offer our condolences to the family.

  9. Dave Hewlett January 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I heard with great sadness of the passing of Bill. While we weren’t day to day ‘buddies and pals’, we always got along and he was great fun to be around. Wish I could come to the services but other plans are in the offing. My thoughts will be on Bill’s family, tomorrow and in the days to come for a while.

  10. Lyn (Catron) Salem January 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Barb, Travis and Matt-
    I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Bill’s smile and jokes! He left an amazing legacy of happy memories and love for your hearts. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Emily (Hittle) and Randy Willard January 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    To Barb and family—our sincere condolences upon hearing of Bill’s passing. Sending love and strength to you all.

  12. Lora & Bill Layton January 30, 2016 at 9:12 am

    To all the Kelley family, so sorry for your loss. We hauled cattle for Sam & Bill many years back.

  13. Ed Clendenning January 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Sorry to learn of your loss, may God comfort and bless his family.

  14. Jan McGill January 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I was so, so sorry to hear about Bill. What a great guy! I’ve known him since grade school, and he always had such a wonderfful smile and sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by all. I wish the very best to Barb and all of Bill’s loved ones as you go through this rough time.

  15. Tom Marcinko January 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Barb & Matt.
    So sorry to hear about Bill. He hired Patty in at Mallory’s back in 69. Patty spoke highly of him. I always enjoyed when he stopped by house & just sat & talked.
    Great man will be missed. May God bless you all.

  16. Glenn White January 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bill, God Bless. Glenn White

  17. Steve Van Tyle January 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Barb, Travis & Matt,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on Bill’s passing. He was my good friend. We did a lot together all through grade school, high school and during the summers during our college years. I have so many great memories of the times we ran together. He was a great friend, a fraternity brother and a fine man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Steve Van Tyle

  18. Diana (Collins) Cochran January 31, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Dear Barb & family
    So very sorry to hear about the sudden death of Bill. So many wonderful years and memories you two must have. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  19. Greg and Karen Wysong February 1, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Barb and Family: We were all saddened to read about Bill’s passing. He always had a smile and a greeting when he saw us. A lot of good memories of him and my dad at Mallory’s. We will remember him. Prayers to all of your family.
    Greg and Karen Wysong, Al and Betty Panke

  20. Darren Clouse April 7, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Matt, sorry for your loss, always enjoyed Bill. Thinking and praying for you. God bless.

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