O'KELLY, Thomas Allen Sr., 77, departed this life as a result of a sudden illness on April 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary; his sons, Thomas Allen Jr. (Julie), Dale Wayne (Diane) and Kevin Barry O'Kelly (Mariel); his grandchildren, Brett and Brooke O'Kelly, Hannah Lawrence, Jessica Nguyen (Su), Sarah Johnson (Bud), Megan O'Kelly, Rachel Phillips (Mike) and Kaitlin, Kacey and Colin O'Kelly; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Matthias Nguyen, Aidan, Luke and Noah O'Kelly, Callie Lawrence and Titus Johnson. Tom has four brothers and six sisters. Tom was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. He was also a former volunteer firefighter with Henrico County #11. He worked as an electrician and retired from Nabisco in 1997. He enjoyed hunting for Civil War relics, combing the shores of Buggs Island Lake for arrowheads and working on his many projects. Most of all, he loved rocking all the family babies to sleep. Visitors will be received at 8215 Woodbridge Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. A memorial service will be held at Pole Green Church of Christ, 8319 Lee-Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. on April 27, 2013 at 4 p.m. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.