In Memory

Donald Wayne Kelly - Class Of 1959


Donald Wayne Kelly
December 20, 1941 - June 2, 2022
Lexington, Kentucky - Donald Wayne Kelly, 80, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on June 2, 2022. Don was born in Georgetown, Kentucky on December 20,1941 to Orville and Loeva Kelly. Growing up, he played little league baseball, delivered newspapers for the Lexington Herald Leader and graduated from Lafayette High School. Don went on to graduate from Eastern Kentucky University and then completed bank examining school. He was a National Bank Examiner for the United States Treasury Department and then became Vice President of Loan Review First Security. After retirement, Don did contract bank examining for PBS in Louisville. In 1965, Don married Elizabeth Sue Bonta and they went on to have a daughter, Shannon Kelly. In the time that Don was not devoted to his work, you could find him enjoying a Milwaukee's Best Light at his regular establishment: Big Elm Country Club, Buffalo & Dads, Hattie's or The Thoroughbred with his friends, golfing, watching Kentucky basketball, playing pool, watching horse racing, enjoying Lake Herrington, or looking for the best deals at garage sales on the weekends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Loeva Kelly. He is survived by his brother, Glenn Kelly (Donna), Daughter; Shannon Kelly Johnson (Jerry); grandchildren, Alex and Ashley Johnson; nieces, Michelle Adams (Mike) and Jessica Finn (Dominick) as well as many great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 30th, 2-5 pm at J. Renders in Beaumont Center.