Howard Kelly

February 9, 1945October 5, 2013

Howard Cleve Kelly, age 68, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Memorial Hospital North Park Howard was born in Reform, Alabama to the late Howard Kelly and Mary Lousie Rinehart. He worked for 20 years for Watt Chem Inc. as a salesman. Howard was a member of the Elks Lodge. Howard is preceded in death by his wife Linda Kelly Howard is survived by his two sons James Kelly of Decatur, Alabama and John Kelly of Hixson, Tennessee; grandson Jason Kelly of Hixson, Tennessee; brother William Kelly of Clearwater Florida; and three sisters Marion Mott of Prattville Alabama, Barbara Moore of Chicago Illinois and Eva Rose Holz of Chicago Illinois. The family will receive friends from 10 am until 12 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel Graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Womack officiating In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palmer Home for Children 912 11th Ave S Columbus, Mississippi 39701, (662) 328-5704 Arrangements have been entrusted in Chattanooga Funeral Home-North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your memories and thoughts at


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Chris Chambers

October 30, 2013

Howard was a wonderful man and I always enjoyed playing golf with him. My wife cleaned his house and loved sitting and talking with him when he was not on the course. You were a wonderful friend and I will miss you, but one day we will see each other again.

Terry Batka

October 18, 2013

Howard, you are missed. You were a good friend, always ready to help. Many people may not realize that Howard was a Navy Corpsman during the Vietnam conflict. It takes a good deal of bravery, self sacrifice and compassion to be a Corpsman. These are the guys that would lay their life on the line to help their fallen brothers, often putting themselves directly in the line of fire. and those that did not see action were still the one person in the military you could go to with a problem and know you would get help without being judged.. To me, these are the real heroes in any conflict. God bless you brother for your service, your compassion towards others and your friendship. It was an honor to call you friend.
Terry Batka

October 15, 2013

howard was a good friend im going to miss him. we spent a lot of time together playing golf fishing and at the elks lodge rest in peace brother

Tim and Jerrie Gaither

October 8, 2013

We are going to miss Howard. He was a kind man and always had a compliment ready whenever we came into the Elk's Lodge. May God bless your family during this time of sorrow.

Jena McGowan

October 6, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your father, Howard. He will be missed!
Jena McGowan