A loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the age of 85. Louis was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the Army Air Corp and was a decorated World War II Veteran. Louis was a part of Pipefitters Local 198. He loved to fish, play the harmonica and sing in the choir. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janice Kelly; children, Janice Crain and husband, Gary, Marguerite Donellan and husband, Jim, Ida Hall and husband, Donald, Louis Kelly Jr and wife, Patricia, Theresa Chaney and husband Michael Sr, Lynn Kelly, Betty Ann Thompson and husband, Joey; 24 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; sister, Flora Mae Earlywine; and brother, George M. Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Babin Kelly Sr. and Flossie Cecelia Melancon Kelly; son, Donald Kelly, Sr; and seven siblings. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 5 PM until 9 PM and will resume at St. Isidore Catholic Church on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 11 AM until Mass at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Allen Crain, Jacob Donellan, Melissa Smith, Brian Kelly, Mike Chaney, Jr., Donald Kelly, Jr., and Tiffany Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Crain, Doug Chaney, Brent Kelly, Britt Kelly, and Joe Thompson III.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2014