Robert Kelley Jr.

Robert Lee Kelley Jr., 67, of Frankfort, passed away on September 17, 2012, at his home surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was born in Murray, Kentucky to Robert and Earlene Stubblefield Kelley. A brother William Earl Kelley soon followed. Earlene Kelley died in January of 1959. Later Mr. Kelley met and married Jane Black from Richmond, Kentucky. The family moved to Frankfort in August 1960 where Mr. Kelley worked for the State Department of Education, and Jane Kelley began teaching Home Economics at Franklin County High School.

Robert Jr. married Diana Hubbard in July 1968. Bob a registered pharmacist opened the first of two stores of what is now called Franklin Square Shopping Center. Bob opened Taylor Drugs Store. In 1983 Bob went to work for State Government Drug Enforcement as an investigator where he remained until his retirement until November 2006.

Bob Kelley leaves behind his wife of 44 years Diana; a daughter, Kathryn Lynn Kelley McCrystal; a son-in-law, Travis Matthew McCrystal; and three granddaughters, Kennedy Kelley McCrystal, 14, Alanna Grace McCrystal, 7, and her twin sister Alyssa Faith McCrystal. In addition he leaves behind a brother William Earl Kelley; and his wife Pam Kelley; a niece Jessica Kelley Moore and family and a nephew William Earl Kelley Jr. and family.

Pallbearers are Will Kelley, Dan Kelley, Chris Johnson, Callie Walker, Les Wainscott and Trey Tillet. Honorary Pallbearers are, Jerry Goins, Robert Noel, Al Abner and Blaine Gritton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at LeCompte, Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. and the funeral will begin at 11:30 officiated by Wayne Sayre and the burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Memory of Bob Kelley are to be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass in Honor of the “Tan Team.”

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  • To the family of Bob Kelley. May God wrap his loving arms around you, and confort you in this time of need. I have known Bob since 1963. I rode the school bus with he and his brother William when they lived in Bon Aire subdivision. I shared many wonderful hours working with Bob at Taylor Drug store in the late 60's and early 70's. He always had a great since of humor and a wonderful smile. Bob was also my best man when I married in the early 70's. I will never forget him. He was a wonderful person and I truly admired him. Respectfully, Jim Woolums