Born Oct. 17, 1919, in Caruth, son of the late Claude and Mary Ethel Kirby Pelts, he was a U.S. Army veteran.
On June 3, 1942, in Hornersville, Mo., he married Myrl Chailland, who survives.
He was preceded in death by one son, Allen Pelts.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 17, in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett with the Rev. Jim Pemberton officiating.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.