July 27, 1962 ~ June 2, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Kelly Anthony Tolson, 57, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on July 27, 1962 to Peggy Ann France and the late David Anthony Tolson. Kelly was retired from Chimney Cleaning and Repair. Kelly enjoyed his work, smoking cigars and his Joe Camels, listening to music and dancing. He had a special appreciation and admiration for horses. Kelly especially loved antiques and working on cars.

Along with his father and his stepmother, Dorothy Tolson; Kelly was preceded in death by his son, Joshua; his paternal grandmother, Gladys McKinney; his Mamaw Helen; and his Grandpa Russell.

Kelly is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tina Szetela; his children, Taleah Tolson of Owensboro, Kentucky; Johnathan (Gina) Szetela, of Nashville, Tennessee; Jarrod Tolson of Tallahassee, Florida, Jimmy (Stephanie) Bell, of Bowling Green, Roman Tolson, of Owensboro; his grandchildren, Shalynn, Julian, Alizaha, Alastair, Skylar, and Addisen; and his siblings, Kevin (Kristen) Tolson, Selina Collins, Stephanie Marzian, of Louisville, Todd Tolson, Brian Paris, of Wake Forrest, North Carolina, Creed (Mandy) Tolson, Zach (Mischele) Tolson, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Rachel (Chris) Simmons, Matthew Tolson; several aunts and uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Tolson. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Kelly Anthony Tolson and sign his virtual guest book by going to

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  1. My big brother will always be with me. Even when I drove him crazy he loved me. He will be so missed. Always.

  2. I’ve know Kelly for a long time. I hate that he had to go thru this. May he R.I.P.
    Love to the whole Tolson family, Vicky Jasper Parker

  3. I was so happy I got one more hug from him In the hall at the hospital this past spring. Love you all. May you all feel Gods love too. Cathy Cecil.

  4. I am saddened to hear of the loss of Kelly, to the entire Tolson family. Prayers, peace and love sent to all, from the bottom of my heart.

  5. I grew up with Kelly and our families always had so much fun together, I cherish all the good times we had. Kelly was sweet as sugar, he will he missed. Love you all so much.

  6. I love you so much family! I love you uncle Kelly 🥰🥰🥰🥰 we shall see each other again one day until then much love and peace!! When I think of Kelly I think of small T-shirt’s lol and right bellbottoms lol 😂 or climbing out of a chimney!

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tolson family. Much love and peace to you all. Kelly, much love to you. Your spirit is alive and free.

  8. So sorry for the loss. I loved kelly. Gave me a cat one time store it female named it tabitha it was a boy cat. Lol. He will be sadly missed

  9. Kelly, you always cared about others first, always gave more than you took, always looked out for everyone you cared about. You are definitely the big brother, Ive missed you so much, that will continue forever. I love you.

  10. So sorry to hear Tina and the whole Tolson family, my heart broke to hear such a sweet and great guy has gone. So many memories of you and him Tina, will never be forgotten.
    Prayers and always here for you. Monica and Bobby Creamer

  11. Losing someone we love is unbearable. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I’m here if you need anything.

  12. Im send all my love and prayers to all of you . I love you guys
    Love always

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