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Arthur "Art" Lee Kelley
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Arthur “Art” Lee Kelley, Sr., 90, of Salina, Oklahoma, left his earthly home on Sunday, April 22, 2018, after a short stay at Porta Caeli Hospice Home. Art was born on November 16, 1927 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Danny and Exie (Pickard) Kelley. He graduated from Haskell High School in 1944. He joined the United States Army in June of 1944 and served 4 years. He was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant in 1948. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Lee Mashburn, on January 29, 1946. They would have 4 sons who brought them much joy. He returned to Tulsa and began college at the University of Tulsa. He graduated in 1953 as a Reservoir Engineer. Art spent his career as a Petroleum Engineer for Exxon in Texas. He and his family lived many places and made many friends. He retired in 1985 and returned to Oklahoma.

Art and Dorothy purchased a beautiful lakefront property where they built their forever home. They spent many years square dancing in various groups in the area. Art was a popular partner at every dance he attended. He was an avid golfer and played daily at Pryor Creek Golf Club. He enjoyed fishing and had a trotline set up every year which he checked faithfully. He was a family man and enjoyed visits from his four sons and their families. He was always willing to take the young ones out with him to check the trotline and help them to remove the fish.

Memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Porta Caeli House, 2440 N. Harvard, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115 in Art’s Memory. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.

Art was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy; his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and two great – grandchildren, Jonathan Kelley and Dani Kelley. He is survived by his oldest son, Arthur Lee, Jr. and his wife, Adela, of Whitney, Texas; Larry Wayne, and his wife, Debbie, of San Angelo, Texas; Daniel Lewis, and his wife, Sandee, of Salina, Oklahoma; and James Ray, and wife, Janice, of Houston, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service

1204 N.E 1st Street
P.O Box 217
Pryor, OK 74362


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