Franklin Leon Kelley

November 15, 1936March 23, 2020

Franklin Leon Kelley, 83, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020. He was a giving and generous man that loved his family.

Leon was born in Petrey, Alabama on November 15, 1936 to Cleveland and Annie Lorena Kelley. He was married to the love of his life Violet Lee Kelley for 57 years. Leon retired from Ben Taub Hospital in 2013 after a long career in Commercial Plumbing.

He had a passion for restoring and repairing automobiles and had a love of all things Harley Davidson.

Leon was preceded in death by his beloved wife Violet, sister Ozela, brothers Delford and Willard and grandson Dylan.

He is survived by his children Donald and wife Liz, Michael and wife Jamie, Kimberly and husband Matthew, his son Mitchell and Lacy. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Jeremy, Daniel, Jared, Ciara, Bethany and Kayla.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Wanda Sandiford

April 1, 2020

My heart is truly broken by this news. Our families go back MANY MANY years and will always hold you all near and dear to me.
For my friend Kim, I’m so sorry for your loss sweetie. Now we have both our sets of parents up in heaven now....I know my mom would be waiting with open arms.
I will be praying for comfort during this even more difficult time when stress is already high. My love and my heart is with you all........Wanda Green Sandiford

Sandy Blue

March 29, 2020

I didnt know Mr Kelley but i know Patrick and hes a dear friend. Im so sorry for the familys loss.

Patrick Norman

March 29, 2020

I lost my uncle and my best friend who was always there for me and everyone else he taught me a lot about everything he was a friend and a mentor he made a difference in my life and others one of the special times that we had to together was when we spent time together at the cemetery when you went to see Violet your loving wife that was special to me because she was special to me that was a special time for me now the Lord has called you home and y'all are together we love you and miss you but your in peace say hi to Hank God bless you Uncle Leon rip

Kimberly Wallsmith

March 28, 2020

I love you Daddy. Give Mama the biggest hug and kiss for me. It’s real hard here without you but I know you are no longer in pain. Words can’t express what a wonderful Daddy you have been to me. I will cherish every memory until the Lord calls me home to be with you again. Love you, Kim Kay

Kristi Capps

March 28, 2020

I didn’t personally know Mr. Kelley but I do know Michael , Jamie & Kayla, and I think the world of them, they are like family to me. May Mr Kelley Rest In Peace and soar with Angels. Sending Prayers & Love to the family, his dear loved ones, and friends during this difficult time.

“…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
– Psalm 30:5