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Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood

3207 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL

OBITUARY

Emory Miles Kelley

February 20, 1931October 2, 2019

Kelley, Emory Miles, 88, passed away October 2, 2019. Emory was born in Plant City, FL. and after proudly serving in the United States Army, he became a manager at TECO for over 40 years. Emory was a huge Florida Gator fan, loved cheering on the Tampa Bay Rays, and enjoyed good southern cooking. His grandchildren were his everything, he especially loved spending time with them and attending their activities.

Emory is predeceased in death by his wife, Norriss, the love of his life; three brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Kelley; son, David Kelley and his wife Paulette; grandchildren, Hayden and Hanna; dog, Chipper; Jeff and Amy McGilvary who were adopted into the family many years ago; along with many other loving family and friends.

A graveside service with Military Honors will take place at 10:00 am on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Sunset Memory Gardens in Thonotosassa, FL. Family will receive friends following the service at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, FL.

Services

  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Eve Martin (maiden name Juristo)

October 8, 2019

I remember Mr Kelley fondly and he represented one of my earliest memories of a Christian man and family man and very involved member of my first church family, Temple Heights Baptist in Temple Terrace Fl! His jovial demeanor and serious focus on reaching people with the Gospel will never be forgotten and forever lives on through the legacy of that church! My love and condolences to his surviving family.

Larry Peeples

October 7, 2019

Many fond TECO memories of Emory. A Christian gentleman who never met a stranger and was always smiling. We all were better for knowing Emory!

Ross Robertson

October 6, 2019

As a little kid I remember hanging out with Emory. He gave me all the loose change in his pockets, I thought I was rich!

Penny Stanton

October 6, 2019

Emory was one of the folks at TECO that was cherished by many. He was always ready to help anyone who needed his help. I never heard him say no, I relied on him to answer all my question regarding anything I needed on the storeroom. He never made you feel like your questions were silly and always shared ways to accomplish your tasks. When he smiled that winning smile his personality shined through. He was friends with everyone. Rest In Peace my friend and thank you so much for your guidance and wisdom. Your friend, Penny

Patricia and Mathew Thompson

October 6, 2019

We will surely miss Uncle Emory. We had the pleasure of spending time with him every other Saturday. The things we will miss is him talking football and baseball and many old stories he would share about my father and his brother. He had all good thoughts and never negative about anything. We love you and will miss him so much.

Fred & Lillian STUDSTILL

October 6, 2019

Many fond memories of Emory, Norris, and family thru social get togethers with them. Nothing but fond and loving memories of those past experiences. Made the world a little brighter with love and compassion.
Always will remember,
Fred, Lillian, & Stacy

Samuel Eubank

October 6, 2019

I was new to TECO in 1963. I had many occasions to interface with Emory and he was always helpful and eager to assist me whenever I needed help. Emory was a good man. RIP my friend.