Born Dec. 22, 1925, in Steele, Mo., son of the late Fred R. and Flora Brown Kelley, he attended school in Steele, and was a veteran, having served in WWII and Korea. He was a deputy sheriff in Florida and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one brother, Harvey Kelley, of Caruthersville, Mo.; one sister, Glenda Jumper, of Steele; three nieces and three nephews.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele with Rodney Pitts officiating.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.