Darryl “Butch” Kelly

Darryl “Butch” Kelly


Darryl Lynn “Butch” Kelly, age 79, passed Saturday, September 28, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in 1940 in Greencastle, Indiana to Ruth Ilene Brown Hendershot and Hubert William Kelly, both of whom preceded him in death.

Butch is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dianne Findley Kelly, his son Shannon Lynn (Julie) Kelly, grandchildren; Suzannah (Ryan) Brown, Christopher Lynn (Amanda Creech) Kelly, Kathryn Estes, Lillian Mae Kelly, Kenneth Noble Kelly, and great grandson Lane Ryan Brown.

Butch started his career at the age of 13 at Brown’s Grocery where he trained as a box boy and a butcher. He would go on to work at Brown’s and later Jay’s Market where he was a part owner during the late 60’s into the early 80’s.

In the early 80’s Butch moved on to work for Jay C Groub Company as a meat department manager and traveling meat manager for several stores in the chain retiring at age 68 after 55 years as a butcher. He was a 1958 graduate of Shields High School and a proud Emerson Indian where his daughter-in-law is now the principal.

Butch had many hobbies. He enjoyed gardening, his flowers and yard, bird watching, his animals, NASCAR, the Reds and Bengals, and his friends at the HI-HO Inn, and Poplar Street. Fishing and frog gigging were hobbies in his younger days as well as his love of cars. Butch loved to go fishing or squirrel hunting with his step-father Noble “Tad” Hendershot who preceded him in death in 1977. However, his favorite thing to do over the last several decades was to spend time with his grandchildren, whom he adored.

Arrangements are being handled by Voss & Sons Funeral Service with a visitation at Voss Chapel on Wednesday, October 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a service at Voss Chapel on Thursday, October 3rd with viewing from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please make your memorials in care of Red Sky Rescue or Chestnut Ridge Cemetery.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

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