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R. Kelly Deaver

R. Kelly Deaver

R. Kelly Deaver, age 80, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in his home. He was born on December 6, 1938 in Paris, MO, the son of Noland and Lillian (Borden) Deaver. He married Connie J. Brashear on August 12, 1962. She survives.

After graduating from Paris High School in 1956, he worked in Washington, D.C. in the finger printing department for the F.B.I.

Kelly has been in the optical business in Mexico, MO, Quincy Medical Group, Vision and Hearing Center, Kelly's Optical and then retired at I.E.C. after 23 years.

He was an avid boater belonging to the Quincy Boat Club, Quinsippi Yacht Club and Island Club, was a life time member of the Yacht Club.
He was in the Jaycees in Mexico, MO and Quincy for 15 years, a life time member of the Jaycee's. As a member he was a Jaycee Senator, Ambassador, Exhausted Rooster and Jaycee of the Year. Kelly enjoyed being the MC of the Miss Missouri pageant in Mexico, MO for many years. He was a director, producer and MC throughout Missouri and Illinois for pageants. He was chairman of the County Merit Commission for Adams County and served as a reserved deputy sheriff.

Kelly's hobbies included boating, cooking, Nascar races, the Cardinals, baseball, watching westerns and visiting with his Pub friends.

Kelly is survived by his wife, one son: Brian K. Deaver; a granddaughter, Nicole K. Deaver; brothers: Richard (Gloria) Deaver of Holiday, MO; Randy (Margaret) Deaver of Madison, MO; one sister, Ruthanne (Al) Hause of Albany, CA; a sister-in-law, Linda Deaver of Hannibal, MO; nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Deaver.

The family would like to thank the staff at Blessing Hospital Hospice especially Andrea, Joanne and Kristie.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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From:
Duane and Beckie Bean
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry to hear this news. Jelly was a great guy and we have many wonderful memories of fun times together. Sending our love.
From:
Meg Douglas
Tulsa, OK
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I have such sweet memories of Kelly. He made me smile every single time I saw him. He was so intuitive and caring. I know he'll be terribly missed. Love to Connie and the rest of his family.
From:
Linda Lucke
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Kelly always had a smile for everyone! Connie, I am sending prayers for you and family.
From:
Sheryl Stratton
Columbia, MO
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Dear Connie & Family,
Deepest Sympathy.
Sheryl Stratton
From:
Linda Willing
Quincy, IL
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Connie, I am so sorry about your loss. Prayers coming to you.
From:
Amanda Gibbs
Plainville, IL
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I have so many fond memories of Kelly. He was a great man. Many thoughts and prayers for the family.
From:
Megan Gallagher
Quincy, IL
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What a classy man. May you rest in comfort and peace.
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OLLIE & LINDA
Warsaw, IL
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Dear Connie WE are sorry for his loss he will be miss. I will have many memories of good time we had & OUR FRIENDSHIP. SENDING OUR LOVE &PRAYERS
From:
Randy Moritz
Dublin, GA
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Dear Connie & Brian & Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Extending my condolences and many thoughts and prayers.
From:
Brenda Schawitsch
Quincy, IL
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Kelly will be missed such a fun and joy to be around. We had great times together and memories that I will always treasure. Connie I am thinking and praying for you and your family, so sorry for your loss.