National Skeet Shooting Association
National Sporting Clays Association

Life Member Tony Kelley Passes

Tony Kelley, longtime Life Member of NSSA-NSCA from Jamaica, passed away the week before Christmas after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 89.

Tony was an active registered skeet competitor for over 40 years in Jamaica, Florida, Zone 4, and at the World Shoot, his specialty in skeet being the .410. He shot many 100 straights with the .410 even into his later years. Tony and his wife Patsy also embraced sporting clays, and over the past 20+ years, enjoyed many winter months on the South Florida sporting clays circuit.

He served as an NSSA director from Jamaica for a total of 24 years between 1970 and 1999.

Tony always had a smile and a devilish wit, and he was a tough competitor with a real desire to win. Not one to sit around, Tony was always motivated to “keep going.” Even with all of his advancing health problems over the past few years, he was in Florida just last winter with Patsy shooting sporting clays.

Tony is survived by his wife and devoted shooting partner of 40 years, Patsy. Those of us who were fortunate to know Tony, as a friend and as a competitor, will miss him greatly. From all of his shooting friends, our sincere condolences go out to Patsy and her family.

— Contributed by Louise Terry