Harold W. Kelley, 79, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at his home.
He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He was a veteran of the US Army where he served in Okinawa as a paratrooper. Mr. Kelley and his wife Betty owned and operated Harold W. Kelley Trucking Co. for over 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty Cecil Kelley; 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, TX; six grandchildren, Summer Bayne and her husband Tim of Cleveland, Meliessa Kelley of the US Navy, Heather Gallaher and her husband Brett of Cleveland, Elizabeth Irby, Alison Irby and Kimberly Irby of Sachse, TX; 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 services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, September 17, at Westwood Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Caywood officiating. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 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 5-7 p.m. Monday, September 17 at the church prior to the service.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to World Vision, c/o Heights Baptist Church, 201 W. Renner, Richardson, TX 75080
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.