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Mr. John Timothy Kelly, of Durham, North Carolina, born on February 26, 1943 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to the late Mary Miller Kelly and the late William (Bill) Kelly, died at age 75 on May 13, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

He graduated from Fike High School in Wilson NC. John served as a Fire Control Technician in the Navy from 1961 to 1965 He was employed at IBM (Research Triangle Park locations) from 1966 until he retired in 2002.

John was the beloved husband of Frances Furr Kelly. He is survived by his daughter, Theresa Brightwell (Stephen Champion); sons, Jack (Amy) Kelly and Patrick (Robyn) Kelly; sister, Nancy (Doug) Anderson; and grandchildren, Kelly Buschman, Emily Buschman, Betsy Kelly, Katie Kelly, Ryker Kelly, and William Kelly.

Donations in John's name to United Network for Organ Sharing are welcome and appreciated.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the Service and a Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 17 at 3:00 p.m. at McMannen United Methodist Church, 4102 Neal Rd, Durham, North Carolina, 27705. Dress comfortably and think instead we are gathered for the 75
th Birthday party we postponed.

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  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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