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Jim Kelly

April 9, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Tuesday, August 31, 1937
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 2:00pm
New Life Restoration Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 28th at Morehart Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be made to The Open Door and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at
Funeral Home: 
Morehart Mortuary

Jim Kelly
James Robert Kelly was born August 31, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas to parents R.J. “Pete” Kelly and Carrie Jo Fleming Kelly. He grew up and spent most of his life in Aledo and graduated from Aledo High School in 1955. Jim attended Sul Ross University and Sam Houston State University before moving to Caddo in 1964 to oversee the Walking Cane Ranch. Jim married Josie Boyd on September 3, 1977 in Vernon and they made their home in Caddo. Jim loved being outdoors and had a great love for the Walking Cane Ranch. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, wildlife management, flying, improving the ranch, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jim was a Bible student who had a great love for the feast of Israel. He wrote “God’s Road Map for Man, The 7 Feasts of Israel” in 2007. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Winston Kelly; one grandson, Mark McGowan; two aunts, Dorothy Winston and Pearl McCune; and two uncles, Joe Winston and James Kelly.
Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Josie Kelly of Caddo; two children, Tammy Jo Feimer and husband Nick of Weatherford and Kirby Boyd and wife Ez of Arlington; two sisters, Jerry Reid and husband Steve of Aledo and Kathy Kelly Sneed of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Jacob Boyd, John Boyd, Lynn Nykaza, Alesha Kelly and Robert Kelly; two great-grandchildren, Dallas Chase McCreight and John Mark Nykaza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Crowley, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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