Indiana Soccer Referee Association & the entire Indiana soccer community are mourning the passing of Kelly Dossey. Kelly passed away very suddenly on Monday, January 27, 2020. Kelly was a friend to all and he served the soccer community for many years. He was a father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who had the pleasure to meet him.
Kelly had a lifelong passion for the game of soccer. A National Referee Administrator and Event Director for Soccer By Design, as well as Midwest Sports - promoting 3v3 LIVE soccer tournaments in the Midwest. He was a USSF referee for over 20 years, as well as serving as the Head of Delegation for the USYS Midwest Presidents Cup Regional Championships. He served as a tournament director at numerous events at Westside SC, Zionsville Youth Soccer, and various other clubs around Indiana.
Preliminary plans for Kelly’s Celebration of Life will be held at Vineyard Life Church, 612 N High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214 this Saturday. Viewing will take place from 3:00-6:00 with Celebration of life starting in the form of a pizza party afterwards at the church. His children are asking for this to be a Celebration, so please wear something that makes you think of Kelly; no black sad apparel! If you don’t know, he loved soccer apparel, referee apparel, MIZZOU or Cowboy apparel to name a few ideas.
“When I reflect on Kelly and his numerous contributions and support of the Indiana Soccer family, I keep returning to memory of I have of his warm support and giving of his time as a TOPSoccer referee. His work with these special folks epitomizes Matthew’s recording of Christ in Mathew 25:40: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Stated Dave Guthrie, Indiana Soccer’s Executive Director. For those wishing to assist the Dossey family, a gofundme page has been set up in his name. This is set up to help support the children and family of Kelly Dossey.