Mr. Kelly Earl Jewell, age 79, formerly of Cave City passed away peacefully, on Monday, April 12, 2022, at his residence in Horse Cave, surrounded by family. Kelly was born in Uno, Kentucky on December 29, 1942, a son of the late Gaston and Judy (Turner) Jewell. Kelly was owner, operator of Jewellco in Horse Cave for many years, prior to its opening he worked for TISCO. Kelly proudly served in The United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany. He was a lover of all things classic, from cars to tractors he enjoyed bringing life back in to rusted treasures, aside from his antique cars and tractors, he also enjoyed drag racing at Beech Bend and Ohio Valley Speedways.
Kelly is survived by his companion of twenty-one years and caregiver, Trina Ready; a son, Ty Jewell and his wife Sabrina, a stepdaughter, Jeanna Raney and her husband Jeremy, and a stepson, John Ready and his wife Jennifer, three grandchildren; Hope, Cade, and Ali Jewell, four step grandchildren; Zachary, Matthew, and Aiden Raney, and Trace Ready. Two sisters; Janice Jewell Kenley, and Donna Shipley and her husband Tim, as well as a sister-in-law Lisa Adwell. Five nieces, Shawn Loveless, Jaime Bale, Jill Shipley, Jenna Shipley, and Jessica Shipley, several great nieces and nephews also survive. Kelly also leaves behind his faithful cat, Tom.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; Kevin Jewell, and a nephew, Stephen Pedigo.
Funeral services for Mr. Jewell will be conducted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from the Chapel of Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow in Cave City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time for services at 2:00 p.m.
Pallbearers; Timmy Key, John Ready, Jeremy Raney, Zach Raney, Cade Jewell, Alex Patterson, Ty Jewell, and Matthew Raney
Honorary Pallbearers; Glen Wilson, Kenneth Sartin, and Ray Patterson
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Kelly.
Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel considers it an honor to be caring for Mr. Jewell and his family.