William Gordon MCKELVEY Jr.

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MCKELVEY, JR., William GordonAge 87. Passed away on August 5, 2012. Preceded in death by parents, William Gordon McKelvey Sr. and Ruby Waller McKelvey. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anne; and sons, William Gordon (Suzy) McKelvey III, Nashville, TN, Paul W.T. McKelvey, Nashville, TN, and John R. (Laura) McKelvey, Chapel Hill, N.C. He is also survived by stepsons, Larry S. Jett, Franklin, TN, Randall L. (Judy) Jett, Seattle, WA, Douglas A. (Monica) Jett, Smyrna, TN, and Darrell L. (Angel) Jett, Memphis, TN. Survived by 12 grandchildren, Joshua (Caitlin) McKelvey, Carey McKelvey, Jacob Jett, Christopher (Katie) Jett, Jessica (Charley) Walker, Zachary Jett, Katherine Jett, Stephen Jett, Austin Jett, Melody Jett, Jaclyn (Kenneth) O'Brian; great-grandson, Charley "Tré" Walker III. Gordon graduated from Duncan Preparatory School in 1943. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1950, and received his JD degree from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1953. He was a veteran of WWII in the Air Force. He started his career as a legal aide for the Davidson County Planning Commission and Deputy Clerk and Master for the Davidson County Chancery Court. Gordon retired from Life and Casualty Insurance Co. as Vice-President of claims. After that, he was with the Law Firm of Gay, Forbes and McKelvey in Franklin, TN until his retirement in 1994. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Celebrating his Life on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Christ United Methodist Church, 508 Franklin Rd., Franklin, TN 37069. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or The Nashville Rescue Mission. Guestbook www.crawfordservices.comCRAWFORD MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 254-8200.
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Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 7, 2012
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