Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Hubert and Iva Huggins O'Kelley, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Korea. He was employed with Agriculture Chemicals.
On May 11, 1956, he married Willene Jackson, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Keith O'Kelley, of Aurora, Neb.; two daughters, Sharon O'Kelley, of Olive Branch and Patricia O'Kelley Hughes, of SouthHaven, Miss.; one sister, Deborah Taylor, of Orlando, Fla., and four grandchildren, Kinch, Kaitlyn and Darby O'Kelley, of Aurora and Nick O'Kelley, of Olive Branch.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Farrell O'Kelley.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Wednesday, June 21, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 22, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Douglas officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Brooks Turner, Curtis Hopkins, Joe Johnson, Bo Corder, Warren Williams and Bobby Bradberry.
Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Trowbridge and Buddy Hullett.