|William D. "Will" Kelley|
|March 30, 1991 - May 01, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday May 06, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|William D. "Will" Kelley, 20, of Rock Island, Ill., died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Trinity Rock Island.|
Memorial services are 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. Additional services will be held later in Michigan.
William was born on March 30, 1991 in Pontiac, Mich., a son of Lawrence D. and Lynn M. Squanda Kelley.
His favorite job was working as an assistant in the music industry.
Will enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking and being with people.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Lynn and Larry Murphy, Shepherd, Mich.; father and stepmother, Lawrence and Kathy Kelley of the Quad Cities; brother and sister-in-law, Derek and Kylie Kelley, Fort Hood, Tex.; sister, Elizabeth Kelley, Shepherd, Mich.; half-brothers, Travis Kelley, serving with the US Army in Afghanistan and Trent Kelley, Atlanta, Ga.; half-sister, Trish Larson, Chicago; grandparents, Robert and Billie Squanda, Grayling, Mich., and Minnie and Wayne Thomas, East Moline, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
My heart aches for all of you . . . As you know William was a very special boy to me. I will love him always. Kim
-- Kim Camp
Very sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.
you will be missed! you were a wounderfull guy!
R.I.P Will Kelly
I will miss you soo much Will. There was so many things I wanted to say to you.. There's not a moment i dont think about you. We had fun times. Your gone but not forgotten. r.i.p Will...
Will, you will be missed. You're such a great guy & thank you for the impact you've made on all of us. You will never be forgotten. Family & Friends, you're in my prayers. Rest In Peace Will. We love you dearly.
My heart goes out to you and your family. Will was one of the sweetest kids I have ever had the pleasure to know. He was so special to all of us. He will be missed so much. We will miss his beautiful smile. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.
-- Randy, Crystal,Brittany & Aaron Buzard
I met you in 2008 when you had just moved down here. You were such a kind hearted, caring person. Thank you for being such a hard worker but more importantly my friend. Rest in peace and know that you will live on in our hearts & minds!
-- Tony Tone
R.I.P Will, you will be missed. Family and Friends your in my prayers.
-- Ashley Anthony
Will, I sure wish that we could have spent more time together. The times that we did, i really enjoy them. I've always been right here for you, and wish that you would have called me so we could have gotten alittle closer. You are a good looking young man and had so much to offer. You had more friend then I've ever seen. Everyone seem to love you and enjoy being around you. I just can't believe your gone. I will truely miss you, and think of you offen. We will be seeing each other in the next life. God will be taking care of you now, and we won't have to worry about you anymore. Your in good hands. I love you always. Your, Uncle Ray
-- Larry R Kelley ( Uncle Ray)
will what can i say you were like a brother to me we had the greatest memories i think iv ever had you were family we all love and miss you dearly you will always be the brother i never had rest in peace will you will be missed greatly..<3
-- evan leatherman
Will u may walk though the pearly gates but you still walk the earth.. We will remeber you for eturnity.. You will be missed we love u and miss you tons...love you bro r.I.p will
-- orion m lick
Will, it took a long time to see you and get to know you. I can't believe your journey has ended. You will be truly missed by all. Watch over us and we will meet again someday. Love you Aunt Sandy.
-- Sandy Woods
My deepest sympathy for your family. My family thought Wil was a beautiful boy. He was alway so sweet and manerly when we saw him. He would come to my house with my Grandson Dominic. and we all looked forward to seeing him. He will be dearly missed by all of our family.
-- Joan Collins
In the short time that I worked as a DJ at Club Energy, I barely got to know Will - but I immediately came to respect his energy, enthusiasm, and wicked sense of humor. We had a BLAST working the audio at last year's VanDerGinst Holiday Bash, and I'll carry forever the memory of him being sheepishly pulled onto the dancefloor by a flock of teen beauty queens. He was a great guy who left us WAY too soon. My thoughts and prayers to all the family and Will's friends.
-- Shane Brown & Amy Gritton
I met Will officially my freshmen year during our homecoming in Gaylord. He joined my family and friends and he was the greatest person to be around. He had a warm smile, and I'll never forget that. He was fun to be around, playing pool and taking pictures with. Will was a easy person to talk to and always had a smile on his face. Will you will be greatly missed. I'm sorry I never got to know better, but from what I knew already, you were a 5 star guy. Rest in peace Will.
Will, you were the greatest. You put me in a good mood every time i was with you.Ill miss you with all my heart. Love you bro...
-- Zach Bennett
Will was a student in my class at Black Hawk College Technology Center a few years ago. He was smart, respectful, friendly and full of potential. My heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
-- Janece Hicks
We love you and we will miss your smile, but I am sure the angels will fall in love with it. Grandma and Grandpa Thomas
-- Grandma and Grandpa Thomas
Like a comet Blazing 'cross the evening sky Gone too soon
Like a rainbow Fading in the twinkling of an eye Gone too soon
Shiny and sparkly And splendidly bright Here one day Gone one night
Like the loss of sunlight On a cloudy afternoon Gone too soon
Like a castle Built upon a sandy beach Gone too soon
Like a perfect flower That is just beyond your reach Gone too soon
Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight Here one day Gone one night
Like a sunset Dying with the rising of the moon Gone too soon Gone too soon
The lyrics are from a Michael Jackson song and they say it all. I was so hoping you would find your way in this world and so so sorry you didn't. May you find the peace you needed so badly. RIP kiddo
-- Kathy Kelley
We were so close when you first moved here two years ago. You were the funniest person I'd known. I'm sorry we lost touch in the past year, but just know that I am thinking of you and your family. We'll meet again someday, of that I'm sure. RIP and watch over all of us. You made summer 2008 unforgettable for me <3
Brother, I will always miss you and love you. You brought joy to everyone around you! Please watch over OUR FAMILY and keep us strong. We will continue to HONOR your name. KNOW THAT WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN AT THE CROSSROADS!
-- Travis Kelley
I wish I would have been a bigger part of Will's life. From the moment I met him I felt that spark everyone else has felt. We did a few gigs together and Will was always the prefect gentleman. I'm gonna miss hearing that silly "hello" everytime he saw me. Condolences to Will's family and friends. Just remember the fun times and good memories. I will.
-- Zach Taylor
I still find it very hard to believe that this happend... I miss you more and more each and everyday Will! My heart goes out to all of his family. Will was a great person, he knew how to put a smile on just about anyones face. He was very fun and out going. He may be gone now, but there is one thing for sure, he will NEVER be forgotten! A friend of mine told me that she knows what it's like to lose a close friend. She said that yes it's tough and hard, but just remember that along with being sad there gone, each passing day is another day closer to seeing them again. I can't wait to see you again! I love you dearly William Douglas Kelley and will miss you greatly.
-- Kristina Wright
Will, I dedicate this song to you. I feel that it fits PERFECTLY :) <3
Sunny days seem to hurt the most. I wear the pain like a heavy coat. I feel you everywhere I go. I see your smile, I see your face, I hear you laughin' in the rain. I still can't believe you're gone.
It ain't fair: you died too young, Like the story that had just begun, But death tore the pages all away. God knows how I miss you, All the hell that I've been through, Just knowin' no-one could take your place. An' sometimes I wonder, Who'd you be today?
Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams? Settle down with a family, I wonder what would you name your babies? Some days the sky's so blue, I feel like I can talk to you, An' I know it might sound crazy.
Gone, but NEVER forgotten. You will be missed and loved dearly. R.I.P <3
-- Kristina Wright
Will lived with me and my sons for a short while. He was so nice and kind, it breaks my heart that he is gone. He will be missed.
-- Rhonda Phillips
My heart aches for you Will everyday. Will you were more special to me than you could ever know. I love you Will, and I always will. Please baby remember you were my best friend and thank you for that!
-- Lori Bender Hillyer
Will, My heart aches for your family and friends. And I want to thank all of those close friends and family of yours and mine that have been here for me.rest in peace baby! I will always love you too!
-- Lori Bender Hillyer
will- you were such a handsome young man. i remember going to school with you. you were always so nice to every one. i was devastated to find out about the loss of you. you are in my prayers.
love always <3
- Erica Lewis
-- Erica Lewis
i will miss you so much will. you were a good friend to have at job corps. and now your gone. Heres a poem from me to you.
No words i write can ever say, how much i miss you everyday, as time goes by the lonliness grows, how i miss you nobody knows, i think of you in silence, i often speak your name, but all i have are memories and photos in a frame, no one knows my sorrow no one sees me weep, but the love i have for you is in my heart to keep, ive never stopped loving you im sure i never will but deep inside my heart you are with me still, my heart still aches as i whisper low, i need you and i miss you so, the things we feel so deeply are often the hardest to say, But i just cant keep quiet anymore so ill tell you anyways, their is a place in my heart that no one else can fill, i love you so william and i always will.
-- Ashley Parker
This is so hard to read...I met will when we both left for job core on the same day I remember when we had to sit in a hotel because the snow was so bad and we had to watch a semi get un stuck and we laughed and talked about that all night. I have alot of memorys of Will and I and they wont ever be forgotten. I love you Will. Rest in peace.
-- kaylene kinken
Will, You are missed every day. As fair is drawing near I remember our days of getting ready and the crazy week every year was. I wish you would be here with us. I know you are watching over us and helping to keep all of us safe.
Love you and miss you very much.
Will, i miss you so much. there is not one day i dont think about you. even tho we didnt talk alot i loved you. i will always love you will no matter what. you are in a much better place now. i wish you were here to tell me everything is ok and to be happy like you always did. now everytime i look up i see you and smile. i love you and miss you will
-- Kiersten Tucker