CARMEL and OAKLAND – Langdon Gwennell Kelly, 84, went to be with the Lord Sept. 19, 2013, at the Waterville Thayer unit emergency room. He was born in Nov. 6, 1928, in Carmel, a son of Alexander and Emma (Getchell) Kelly.
Langdon and his brother Alfred served in the U.S. Army. He was employed at a now defunct canning company in Oakland, and then the Diamond International Company until it closed, and finally he worked in a program for older laid-off workers until he was of retirement age.
One of his favorite things to do was playing country and western music on his guitar and singing, especially with family and friends. He and his brother, Alfred, also performed in a band during the 12:05 Jamboree on radio station WTVL. Langdon also enjoyed reading, listening to his CD collection, and gardening. After retirement, he liked having breakfast with a good friend at the old K-Mart restaurant in Waterville and teasing the waitresses. He will be missed by one and all. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.
He is survived by a son, William Langdon Kelly; a daughter, Amanda Marie Mary Kelly; and a stepson, Scott Andrew Fisher, all of Fairfield; a brother, Alfred and his wife, Shirley Kelly, of Oakland; a sister, Wanda and husband, Robert Ballew, of Bowdoin; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Lawrence and Lewis Kelly.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the family lot, Highland Cemetery, Carmel, with the Rev. Arlene Tully officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Volmer Country Living Center, patient activity fund for musical programs, 513 Main St., Vassalboro, ME 04989. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.