Kelley, Jr. July 5, 1927 - January 28, 2013 YUKON Charles Brinton Kelley, Jr., age 85, died Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Norman Veterans' Center, Norman, OK. He was born July 5, 1927 in Youngs-town, Ohio, to Charles B. and Elizabeth M. (Rothbauer) Kelley. He grew up in southern California and after high school attended San Bernardino Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne) near the end of WWII. Charles worked many years for the Santa Fe Railroad as a special agent, retiring in 1989. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved to fly. He held a pilot's multi-engine rating for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Nellie and Dorothy. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marjorie; two sons, Brent Kelley and companion, Shala Davis, of Yukon; Scott Kelley and wife, Elizabeth, of Austin, TX; and one daughter, Christi Lynn Mills, and husband, Terry, of American Fork, UT. Charles is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two sisters, Catherine Weiser, of Highland, CA and Sally Ann Hall, of Corona, CA. Services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Mustang, OK. The interment will take place in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK. Arrangements are by McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research, www.alzinfo.org. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com www.mcneilsmustangfs.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 31, 2013