Brian “Skoob” Andrew Kelly of Viburnum, Missouri was born March 13, 1962 in Oakland, California to Andrew and Bernadette Kelly and passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 56 years, 10 months and 5 days.
Brian worked at Doe Run and Global Security for many years. The last several years he worked for The Mine Supply in Viburnum, Missouri as a pump mechanic and was the dispatcher for the Quad County Fire Department. He also was a volunteer fireman for the Quad County Fire Department since 1984.
Brian enjoyed watching NASCAR and Sprint Cars. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt. Brian had the opportunity to ride a car around Charlotte Motor Speedway. Brian enjoyed life and you could find him any weekend at a racetrack. He enjoyed helping out on Friday nights at Longhorn Raceway in Viburnum. Most people knew him as Skoob.
Brian was such a kind, compassionate and giving person. He gave to many charities and even sponsored local race cars.
Brian accepted Christ at a young age. He was a very independent person and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Umfress; brother-in-law, Jimmy Umfress; nephew, Chad Umfress; and great nephew, Eric Kelly.
He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Bernadette Kelly of Viburnum, Missouri; brothers, Tim Kelly and Patrick (Tammy) Kelly, all of Viburnum, Missouri and Bob (Amy) Kelly of Leasburg, Missouri; sister, Christine (Chris) Renner; nephews and nieces, Anthony (Racheal) Kelly, Jon (Marcia) Kelly, Brittany Ray, Matt Duncan, Andrea Kelly, Bethany Kelly, Drew Renner, Kyle Renner, Cody Umfress and Corey Umfress; other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Cremation was the choice of the family.
Ending the visitation, the Quad County Fire Department retired Brian’s call #309.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.