He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in Okinawa as a paratrooper.
He and his wife, Betty owned and operated Harold W. Kelley Trucking Co. for more than 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty Cecil Kelley, who passed away in October of last year; son, Marvin Kelley; parents, D.L. and Sarah Bradshaw Kelley; and brother, D.L. “Jr.” Kelley.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela Irby and her husband A.J. of Sachse, Texas; six grandchildren: Summer Bayne and her husband Tim of Cleveland, Meliessa Kelley of the U.S Navy, Heather Gallaher and her husband Brett of Cleveland, Elizabeth Irby, Alison Irby and Kimberly Irby of Sachse, Texas; six great-grandchildren: Austin, Emma and Kaylee Bayne and Ethan, Seth and Eli Gallaher; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Kelley-Partlow of Moberly, Mo.
Funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Westwood Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Caywood officiating.
Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in the Kelley Family Cemetery with military honors.
A.J. Irby, Tim Bayne, Brett Gallaher, Clifford Murphy, Larry Davis and Randall Davidson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Bayne and Ken Johnson. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials be made to World Vision, c/o Heights Baptist Church, 201 W. Renner, Richardson, TX 75080
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Kelley family guestbook at www.fikefh.com
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.