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Daniel Eugene Kelly

Jan 04 1949 - Sep 22 2009

Daniel Eugene Kelly, age 60, of McKinney, Texas, passed away September 22, 2009, in Plano, Texas. Daniel was born January 4th, 1949 at Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, California to Charles R. and Sheila (Dunnavent) Kelly. Daniel proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Belle F. Reed on March 20, 1970 in Austin, Texas. He authored his autobiography, “Seawolves, First Choice”, as well as a second book, “U. S. Navy Seawolves”. Daniel also served as a Texas State Peace Officer. He is survived by his wife, Belle; daughter, Jennifer Borgne of Allen, Texas and son, Derek Kelly of Princeton, Texas. Dan is also survived by granddaughter, Katherine Borgne and grandson, Austin Borgne; Dan’s brothers, John Kelly of Arizona and Sam Dunnavent of California; daughter-in-law, Debbie Lafon Kelly of Princeton, Texas; and son-in-law, Brad Borgne of Allen, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Raymond Kelly and mother, Sheila Dunnavent. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 28, 2009, at Watermark Community Church at 7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 75251 Since there will be no graveside service, in lieu of flowers, please consider a gift. Dan and Belle's children have set up an account at Chase Bank under the name of Belle Reed Kelly, should you feel led to bless her in this way. Jennifer Borgne, is also on the account for reference purposes. Any local Chase branch will be able to facilitate and the account is flagged “In Memorial of Dan Kelly”. After the service we would like to invite you to join us at 1716 Mineral Springs Drive, Allen Texas 75002 to continue the celebration in honor of a man whose life has shown no bounds; whose faith has been evident in his manner; whose love surpassed all that might separate; whose generosity and sacrifice proved freedom was worth it; whose life has been LARGER-THAN; Our Hero, Husband and Father, Daniel "Peg Leg" Kelly, who is Greatly Missed; but finally whole and in the presence of the Lord
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