Kevin G. Bettley


Kevin G. Bettley, 48, of Elk Rapids, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 2, 2019 at Munson Medical Center. Kevin was born on Oct. 30, 1970 in Ft. Myers, Florida, to Ronald and Sylvia (Gable) Bettley and came to northern Michigan with his family when he was an infant.
Kevin attended Traverse City Central High School and also attended Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
For the past 16 years he had been the manager of the Miracle Mile E-Z Mart store in Traverse City. He was a very hardworking, organized individual who was a perfectionist in things he did.
He was his mom's buddy; they enjoyed doing many things together and had a special outing last fall to the theatre in Detroit. He will be terribly missed.
Kevin was a Christian who loved the Lord and enjoyed going for rides to relax. He also loved to play with his dog, Molly. Being kind-hearted, he also took time off of work to visit hurricane devastated areas and bring animals back here for adoption.
He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Bettley; brothers, Peter and Michael (Diane); and sister, Susan Carpenter. Also surviving are nephews, Chris and Kyle; and a niece, Jessica.
His father preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned at this time.
Memorial contributions in Kevin's memory may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Published on February 10, 2019
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4 posts

Jo kucera
Feb 27, 2019
Sylvia, so sorry to hear about Kevin . I can’t even imagine what you are feeling !,! It has been a long time seeing you guys. But what a sweet child you have lost. I’m sure you have many found memories to hang on to. Prayers and thoughts sent your way .
Kathy Lovelace
Feb 26, 2019
Sorry for your lost. When those I know pass away that are in my age bracket it is most upsetting. Hope all are doing well. Wishing you peace
Michelle Thomas
Feb 14, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of this. I have been going to the BP gas station every day and Kevin always took the time to ask how I was doing, ask about my granddaughter and made me feel special. This breaks my heart. RIP Kevin
Paul Perry
Feb 11, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing he was a special person that always had a smile in the morning when I saw him at the BP station every morning. Kevin will be missed so much.