Earl Kelley, 89, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at his residence. Earl was a native of Knox, Tx; born on July 16, 1923 to parents Estella Ann (Marks) and Odis Lemiel Kelley. He had lived in the Orange area most of his life and had served his country in the Army during WWII.
He retired from Boilermaker Union #587 and was a member of Victory Life Church. Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Estella Kelley; Barbara Ella Kelley in 1993, the mother of his seven children, one sister and three brothers.
Earl is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Kelley of Orange; children, Laura Ann McClure and husband, Royce of Port Neches, Carolyn Ann Peveto and husband, Donald W. of Orange, Earlene Lawless of Beaumont, Judy Gayle Chandler of Orange, Stephen Earl Kelley and wife, Linda Maudine of Orange, Eloise Jacks and husband, Terry of Orange, Deborah Sue Cacak and husband, Roger of Orange.
Also left to cherish his memory are 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.