David Earl Kelley
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:04am admin
David Earl Kelley, longtime Lemmon, SD, educator and coach, lost his long battle with cancer on October 21, 2019. He passed away at the age of 73 at his home in Pharr, TX with his loving wife Dorothy at his side.
David was born to Charles and Dorothy Kelley on June 7, 1946 in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Lemmon High School in Lemmon, SD in 1964. He got his Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Physical Education and English degree from Sul Ros University in Alphine, TX where he attended on a golf scholarship. He taught Physical Education in Sanderson, TX, Chamberlain, SD and Lemmon, SD. During his 30 year teaching career he coached Jr. high football, high school girls basketball and boys and girls golf. He enjoyed working with the kids as their coach but enjoyed it more when as adults he got to golf with them on several occasions.
He enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, bowling, riding motorcycle and golfing. Golfing was his passion during retirement, playing 6 days a week until the cancer treatments won. His hobby was making custom golf clubs. He always said that everyone playing should have a set of clubs that fit them, you are only as good as the equipment you use.
David is survived by his wife Dorothy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin brother Danny.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lemmon with Pastor Barbara West, officiating.
Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com