Darrell F. Kelley, 89, of Amanda, passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 7, 2015. He was born August 1, 1926 in Lancaster and was the son of the late Frank and Florence (Sigler) Kelley. Darrell was retired from GM after 39 years of service and a WW II veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Reba (Miller) Kelley; daughter, Jennifer Kelley of Lancaster; sons, Patrick Kelley of Amanda, Keith (Cheryl) Kelley of Chillicothe, Mike Kelley and Shawn Kelley both of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 nephews, Ivan and Ned Reed, Jon Leatherwood and a niece Becky Dixon. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Tim and Brian Kelley; daughter-in-law, Cheryl D. Kelley; sister and brother-in-law, Eileen ( Ray) Kopper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Winiford (Anna Ruth) Kelley and Thoburn (Marie) Kelley.
A grave side service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Tarlton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions directed to Clearcreek Twp., Amanda Twp. or Salt Creek Twp. Volunteer Fire Departments. The family would also like to thank Heartland Hospice and Caretenders for their care and support during Darrellâs illness.