Orran Kelley, 91, formerly of Orange and Woodville, passed away April 26, at Frank Tejeda State Veterans Home in Floresville.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be longtime family friend, Pastor Clifton Rankin of Reformed Presbyterian Church in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Saline, La., on Feb. 23, 1924, he was the son of B.T. Kelley and Lillie (Ford) Kelley. Orran served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1946. He graduated from Sam Houston State College with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and worked as an electrician for DuPont Sabine River works. He was a lifelong active Southern Baptist and enjoyed traveling with the Texas Baptist Men’s Building Association for different mission trips. Orran was an avid gardener and loved to go fishing and hunting.
He is preceded in death by his parents, B.T. and Lillie Kelley; wife, Marie Cunningham Kelley; daughter, Bonnye Sue Burton and his siblings, Maxine Horton, George Ray Kelley and Bobby Kelley.
Orran is survived by his children, Martha Siler and husband, Johnny of Edmond, Ok., Beverley Coborn and husband, Daniel of League City and Rebecca Atkins and husband, Brian of Orange; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jason Booher, Jonathan Siler, Justin Cordova, Jeremey Booher, Luke Cordova and nephew, Mike Kelley. Honorary pallbearers are his sons-in-law, Johnny Siler, Daniel Coborn and Brian Atkins.