Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

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Patrick Edgar Kelley

February 24, 1946March 24, 2020

Nashville, Patrick Edgar Kelley, 74, passed away on March 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents John Wynne Kelley Sr. and Myrtle J. Kelley, daughter, Natalie Kelley, brother, John W. Kelley II (Page), sister, Kay Kelley Conn (Mike), niece, Kelley Conn, nephew, John W. Kelley III, and Hazel-Reid (Nannie). He is survived by his wife Van Marie Kelley, daughter, Katie Nourse, son, Patrick “PK” E. Kelley Jr. (Mechelle), daughter, Brandy Jones (Jeff), Michael Kelley (grandson-adopted son), 9 grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews. He graduated from St. Henry Grade School in 1960, graduate from Father Ryan High School in 1964, graduated from St. Bernard College in 1969 and obtained a Master of Art’s Degree from MTSU in 1973, where he was honored by Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society. Pat owned and operated Northside Liquor Store in the 70’s. He also owned and operated Kelley Real Estate Co. in the ‘80’s and 90’s. He worked at Wilson Group Realtors from the ‘90’s until his death. He also served as Chairman of the Historian Committee for the Nashville Board of Realtors in the early 1990’s. Pat was involved in many charitable activities. He taught Religious Education to high school students at St. Henry Church for more than 10 years. He was long time member of the Knights of Columbus where he served 2 terms as Grand Knight, served as District Deputy for the State of Tennessee, K of C Council for 4 terms and also was President of K.C. Club Inc. for many years. Pat was also involved with the Catholic local radio and television station WBOU. Pat enjoyed reading, especially History. He loved football, swimming, the beach and ocean. He had a fondness for Bourbon (in moderation). Most of all he loved his family and all their traditions! Due to health concerns at this time, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Condolences may be sent to the Kelley Family at their home or to Marshall-Donnelly & Combs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic local radio and television station WBOU 2800 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214.


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April 5, 2020

Dad I missed you so very much 💔😢 !!! Love you. Love Katie

Vic Lineweaver

March 31, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. God Bless

Phillip Hill

March 31, 2020

So sorry to learn of Pat’s passing...he was a Good Man...he always attended our Father Ryan Christmas Lunch and we went to St Bernard College together. His legacy will be his wonderful Family. My the Good Lord Bless them always and my he Rest In Peace.
God Bless/
Phil Hill

Frank Ivey Jr

March 31, 2020

To the Kelly family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you always especially during your time of bereavement. Keeping you close to God.

Frank and Pamela Ivey

Veronica Campbell

March 30, 2020

Mr. Kelley was such a big part of my teenage years and life. Such a kind, loving, funny man. In a time of a lot of uncertainty and insecurity Mr. Kelley showed me a lot of love and kindness. I remember being in his home and always feeling welcomed. I remember how much he loved his mother and how he took care of her. I was honored to be able to sing in his mother’s funeral and honored to be a part of his life. Thank you Mr. Kelley for raising such wonderful children that I have been blessed to be a part of their lives. You left a legacy of blessing and love and I’m a better person to have been a part of it.

Alan Mazer

March 29, 2020

Pat was the kindest, most decent man who ever drew breath. We had countless dealings with each other, and we never once exchanged a cross word. I shall miss him deeply, and I send sincerest condolences to the family

Nancy and Jim Langdon

March 29, 2020

Jim and I have great memories of Pat and Marie when their children were at Father Ryan. We still trust P K with our cars.
Our love and prayers go out to all the family.