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William L. Kelso

July 19, 1960 — November 23, 2021

William "Willie" L. Kelso, 61 of Indianapolis, passed away on November 23, 2021 in his home with his daughter by his side

Willie was born on July 19, 1960 in Beech Grove, Indiana To Arthur Lee and Norma (Willis) Kelso.

Willie worked at Rotation Product for several years and then moved on to work for Wheatcraft Painting. He really enjoyed painting and even found it relaxing. For the last 4 years he worked at Joes Junction as a cook. He loved working at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Brickyard 400 was his absolute favorite event.

Willie served in the Indiana National guard from 1980-1984.

Willie enjoyed fishing, bowling, hanging out with his buddies on the weekends, and spending time with his family whenever he could. He was a big Nascar and Jeff Gordon fan, he even went to Talladega SuperSpeedway. If you knew Willie, you know that he loved being a smartass with his one liners "Your hair looks nice" or even better "Who died and made you boss?" He always told you like it was. He enjoyed drinking his Budweiser beer and "smokin" as he would say.

Willie is survived by his children, Willie Kelso, Kellie (Greg) Whipps, and Arthur (Danyelle) Kelso; adopted daughter, Lori Renner; grandchildren, Kayla, Willie, Kyla, Victoria, Kira, Gregory III, Arthur III, Zoey, Mason, and Miles; mother, Norma (Willis) Kelso; father, Arthur (Kay) Kelso; and sister, Brenda Guffey.

Willie is preceeded in death by his brother, Robert Kelso; buddy, Greg Shatner; and Grandparents, Raymond Willis, Hazel Willis, Ozzy Kelso, and Bernice Kelso.

Visitation will be held from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel with funeral service immediately to follow at 2pm, officiated by Rev. Gale Stutz.
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