The Obit For Haywood Kelly

Haywood B. Kelly, Sr.

Published in the Tulsa World on 9/15/2011

Haywood B. Kelly, Sr., 85 of Tulsa, OK. Received the promise of his heavenly body on September 12, 2011.

He was born on September 6, 1926 in Clayton, North Carolina to William and Myrtle (Wilder) Kelly.

He was very proud of his service in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Beckham from 1944-1946 serving in nine battles including Iwo Jima.

After his service to his country, he earned a Bachelor’s from East Carolina Teachers College, played professional baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and served as a professor and dean at Campbell College.

He also published several books and worked for relief organizations including Feed The Children and World Vi- sion.

He led 37 tours to the Holy Land. He shared his love of tennis by collecting and donating over 27,000 tennis balls to area schools.

Those who knew him will miss his unique sense of humor and strong viewpoints and opinions. He will be greatly missed by all knew him.

Haywood is preceded in death by one son. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanette (Mahan) Kelly and two children Haywood Burton Kelly Jr. and daughter Wanda Fennell and four grandchildren.

A graveside celebration of his life will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens.