Ray Edward Kelley, 84, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Orange.
He was born in Garnett, KS., March 1, 1930 to Charles A. and Ernestine F. Kelley. Ray was the youngest of three boys and spent most of his life in Colorado and New Mexico; moving to Bridge City after his retirement from Snap on Tools.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joann E. Kelley and son, Shawn Patrick Kelley.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Ruane and husband, Richard of Henderson, NV, Charlene Waller of Bridge City, Charmaine Casey and husband, Ron of Orange; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Ray was a hardworking, honest, family man that never met a stranger. He had a lifelong love of anything with wheels and an engine, and could fix almost anything. He had a tender heart toward animals and never turned away a hungry stray.
Cremation was held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, and his remains will be interred in private by the family at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.