Joseph Sanford Kelly Jr.

October 14, 1937November 2, 2012

Joseph Kelly Jr., age 75, of Ooltewah, peacefully passed on Friday, November 2, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Joseph and Alma Kelly. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army and the Army Reserve. He attended Boston College and he graduated from Northeastern University with honors. Mr. Kelly retired from Honeywell and Nyman Manufacturing having worked in the Data Processing Department. He later taught Data Processing in the United States Coast Guard in a civilian capacity. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Lions Club of Cape Cod, the Chattanooga Model Railroad Club and the National Association “S” Gaugers. Preceded in death by son, Andrew Philip Kelly; brother, William Kelly. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Kelly of Ooltewah; daughter, Penny (Bruce) Hammond of Cleveland, Tennessee; three sons, Joseph S. Kelly III (Diane) of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Christopher Kelly (Kim) of Decatur, Tennessee and John Kelly of Cleveland, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Pat Belanger of Florida. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesdy, November 7, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Cape Cod with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266, website Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway , Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Kirsten Kelly-Pricher

January 13, 2013

I just looked through the photos. So nice and brought back great memories!

January 9, 2013

Uncle Cappy,
I remember from my childhood how proud you were when you spoke of your missions in the US military. I believe your finest mission and ultimate accomplishment resides in all your inspiration to others as a leader, husband, father, brother, and friend of many. Your legacy is your beautiful family. Steven and I were very honored and proud to visit all recently. Aunt Pepita, Penny, Joseph, Chris, & John,....God Bless, the entire Belanger tribe sends thier continued love, thoughts and prayers!

November 14, 2012

The Kelly family, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue Barbarisi King

November 14, 2012

Dear Kelly family, so sorry to hear about your loss. I have added Mr. Kelly on my special prayer list. Fondly, Diane Barbarisi Kierstead

Diane Kierstead

November 14, 2012

Kelly family so sorry to hear about your loss. I will remember to say an extra prayer for you all. Fondly, Diane Barbarisi Kierstead

Lucy, Martin, Becca and Harry Smith

November 13, 2012

So very, very sorry to hear such sad news, sending lots of love x x x

November 7, 2012

Joe was my FAVORITE customer at Ace Ooltewah. He was always a joy to see. His "top 'o the mornin" greeting and the tip of his cap when he came in the store is so missed by me. A truly precious man.

Johnnie Minnis

November 7, 2012

I love you and my thoughts are with you. If need a friend I am here.

November 7, 2012

Our prayers are with your family.

Richard and Shelia Mason

Richard & Mary Bond

November 6, 2012

Our condolences to the Kelly family in the loss of this great man. We got to know Joe when we lived next door to Chris & Kim a few years back. It was a joy to talk to Joe whenever we had the opportunity to do so. The New Year's breakfast at Joe & Pat's home was an enjoyable event we will never forget. Joe will be sadly missed by many. Peace & blessings to the family.