Robert C. McKelvey

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Robert C. McKelvey

Robert C. (Bob) McKelvey, 84, of Florence, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at his home surrounded by family.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 12, at Greenview Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with service to follow at noon in the chapel with Brother Stan Dean officiating. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Park.

Mr. McKelvey served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He served on the U.S.S. Bremerton. He was a graduate of Coffee High School and attended the University of North Alabama.

Mr. McKelvey was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle T. and Hettie Jackson McKelvey, two brothers, Bill and Charles McKelvey, sister-in-law, Barbara McKelvey, brother-in-law, Ronnie England, and two nephews, Lee and Chuck McKelvey.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Jones McKelvey, the love of his life; two daughters, Deb McKelvey Cardwell, husband Don, and Kimberly McKelvey; two sisters, Shirley England and Frances Keeton (Leon); sisters-in-law, Willodean McKelvey and Linda Faulkner (Jimmy); brothers-in-law, Tommy Jones (Billie) and Larry Jones; as well as a host of special nieces and nephews and many friends.

His proudest accomplishments were his two grandsons, Wes Cardwell (Tara) and Evan Cardwell (Kristen), as well as his great-granddaughters, Annie and Kaleigh Beth Cardwell (expected to arrive in July).

He loved his family, his country, his church family, and was an avid Alabama football fan. Bob never met a stranger.

If everyone could have a daddy and granddaddy like ours this world would be a much better place.

Pallbearers will be Don Cardwell, Wes Cardwell, Evan Cardwell, James Jones, Drew Phillips, Blair Johnston, and Patrick Kershaw. Honorary pallbearers will be the Senior men's Sunday school class at Killen.

An online guest book may be signed at

Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
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Greenview Funeral Home
3657 Old Chisholm Road Florence, AL 35633
(256) 764-2411
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Published in Florence Times Daily on June 11, 2014
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