William Lee Kelly, 75, of Rockwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
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He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid sports fan. He also coached and umpired girls' and women's softball for more than 20 years. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing during his spare time. He retired from Bayou Steel in 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha and Margaret Kelly.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Patterson Kelly; a loving daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Chuck Jolly, Franklin; a brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Carol Kelly, Rockwood; a sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Charles Kerr, Oakdale; a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Norma and Jerry Patterson and Freda Ramey, all of Kingston; nieces and nephew, Terry Patterson, Rhonda Bonfini, Marilyn Rich, Jason Patterson, Ralph Ramey, Missy Eblen, Tammy Bright, Becky Spearman and Philip Kelly Jr.; and special friends, Gaye and Mike Johnston, Regina Webster and Kathy and Gary Newby.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. The funeral service followed at 4 p.m., with Dr. Tommy D. Patterson officiating. Graveside services were at noon Monday, Aug. 13, at Midway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Kingston Dialysis, 1208 N. Kentucky St., Kingston, TN 37763.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com.
Davis Funeral Home
715 Morgan Avenue
Harriman, TN 37748
Published in Roane County News from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2012