April 19, 1941 – September 12, 2019
John Ernest Kelley, age 78 of Prospect passed away September 12, 2019 in Pulaski. His parents were the late George Lee and Ora Elizabeth Moss Kelley. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 6 sisters. Survivors include his sisters, Helen Beddingfield of Ardmore and Eva Watkins of Athens, his brother, Ray Kelley of Stella, his special nephew and caregiver friends, Joe Kelley, Charlotte Ables, and Becky Bartlett, and his many nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, where a memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Giles Memory Gardens. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home Pulaski, Tennessee 931-363-1533
- Visitation Sunday, September 15, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, September 15, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, September 20, 2019
Garland and Carol Fitzpatrick
September 17, 2019
John was quite a guy and pleasant to be around. He'd laugh at anything and laugh even louder when other people were laughing around him. John was a hard worker in his youth. I won't forget when I was a little boy, I watched him carrying big buckets of water up a steep hill, walking on rocks in his bare feet. That was his job and it made him strong. I laughed when l read the previous memory about him offering a 'bacca' chew to every visitor. He did that first thing when Carol and I came by to see him, Ray, and Avie a couple of years ago. He sure liked his coloring books until his eyesight got bad, so we quit sending them to him. John was a good person and I know he's in heaven looking down on us and smiling.
September 14, 2019
Always in my heart. Aunt Laura, Uncle Jim and Uncle John. Many many memories growing up in the same home. John was a mess. Loved his chewing tobacco and always offered you a chew. Loved to hear him pray and if anybody's prayers were ever heard I know his was. He always called me Annie Bell. R.I.P. John
Amy Gooch Lawrence
September 14, 2019
Joe I'm so sorry to hear of John passing. I have fond memories of John, Ray and the others. I was treated like family when I was at Papa house . God bless all of y'all during this time.