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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Michael P. 'Paw-Paw' Kelley

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  • Michael P. "Paw-Paw" Kelley, age 61, of Ardmore, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 28, 2013. The family will be having memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the home, 1308 C Street SE, Ardmore, Okla.
    Michael was born on August 29, 1951, to Wilbur and Ruth (Ingalls) Kelley at Ballston Spa, New York. In 1969, Michael joined the United States Army. While stationed at Ft. Huachuca, he married Deborah Upton on December 15, 1972. By 1973, he had earned the rank of Specialist and by the time he was honorably discharged in 1986, he had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Moving to Ardmore in 1999, Michael enjoyed working on cars with his friend, Bob Markle, repairing and riding motorcycles and bicycles, tinkering with electronics and was a fan and collector of all things NASCAR. He enjoyed taking pictures, listening to music and collecting and watching movies. What Michael loved most of all was to be with his great-grandson, grandchildren and family.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Deborah; and sisters, Patricia and Sylvia Jones.
    Michael is survived by his daughter, Sheelagh Powell and fiancé, Dustin Williams of the home; grandchildren, Richard A. Powell, Georgeanna M. Powell, Ashley L. Powell, Christian J. Kelley, Evelyn L. Powell, Kinnith G.E. Powell, Debra-Lynn M.J. Powell, George W. Powell IV, Mattisyn S.M. Powell, Mickynzie D. Powell, Michal P. Powell and Jeremiah A. Powell; great-grandson, Rylee C. Powell; niece, Kelly Devers; and brother, Chuck Kelley.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
    Condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.
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