Andrew McKelvey

Andrew Jackson "Jack" McKelvey

Monday, August 9th, 1937 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Rosman – Andrew Jackson “Jack” McKelvey, age 82, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020.

He was the son of the late John Crawford and Lila Surrette McKelvey. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Galloway McKelvey, brothers, Bill and Bob McKelvey, sisters, Martha Whitson, Frances Stanley and June Salley and one granddaughter, Diamond Alexander.

A native of Transylvania County, Jack served his country in the US Marine Corp. After 40 years of employment, he retired from Ecusta. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, NASCAR and football.

Survivors include three sons, Greg McKelvey and wife Patty, Bryan Reece and wife Laura Sherrill and Eddie Reece and wife Sherry, one sister, Hazel Chapman and husband James, six grandchildren, Eric and David McKelvey, Eamon Alexander, Amber Reece, Brad Reece and wife Jill and Justin Reece and wife Brittany and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1pm, Friday, February 7, 2020 at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Chappell officiating. Interment will follow the service in Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory with military honors provided by the Transylvania County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Moody-Connolly Funeral Home
    181 South Caldwell Street
    BREVARD, NC 28712
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  • Interment

    Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
    994 Hendersonville Hwy.
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Chase Brooks

Posted at 12:58pm
although I only know his son
greg McKelvey Jacks son, I know he must have been a fine fellow because Greg was in Clyde and I youth group at Brevard Davidson River Presbyterian church. Greg went on to become a preacher and loved God with all his heart. I know they will be a part of Gregs welcoming committee in heaven


Posted at 08:39pm
eddie and family i am sorry to learn of your fathers passing my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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Posted at 02:00pm
To Greg, Patty and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your father. With caring thoughts, your Mercer family
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