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Charles Edward Kelley Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1932 - 2012

Charles Edward Kelley Charles Edward Kelley, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed from this world into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on the morning of July 7, 2012. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Willie Jane Kelley, his three children, Rocky (Jackie) Kelley of Sweet Lake, Louisiana, Bobby (Sonja) Kelley of Silsbee, and Jan Kelley (Freeman) King of Logan, Utah, seven grandchildren: Carl (Courtney) Kelley of Sulphur, Louisiana, Bo (Christian) Kelley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lauren (Josh) Williams of Silsbee, Kyle Kelley of Silsbee, Kristine Kelley of Porter, Texas, Bethany and McCay King of Logan, Utah, and four great grandchildren.

Charles was born October 12, 1932 to J.D. and Sadie Kelley in the Plainview Community of Jasper, Texas. He married the love of his life on March 11, 1951 and they were blessed with three children. Charles retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of dedicated service. He delivered the very first letter in Silsbee and was the lone rural postal carrier for Silsbee and Lumberton for several years. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. In post retirement, Charles thoroughly enjoyed driving a school bus and retired from the Silsbee Independent School District after eight years. He also truck farmed for many years and countless customers enjoyed the fruits of his labor. Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge 927, and recently received his 50-year pin.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Silsbee. He loved fishing, farming, camping, and traveling and visiting with the many friends he met throughout his life. Charles was a friend to everyone and truly cared about people. He had a great sense of humor and was the life of the party at any gathering. Even in his suffering of the last years, he reached out to people and was more concerned about others than himself. Charles touched countless lives and all of us will miss him terribly. Jesus said Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. That was Charles Kelleys life; giving and helping anyone he knew.

Funeral services are under the direction of Farmers Funeral Home of Silsbee. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Farmers Funeral Home; the funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Farmers Funeral Home in Silsbee. Burial will be at the Hancock Cemetery in Peachtree Community near Jasper, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Silsbee, 350 Hwy. 96 South, Silsbee, TX 77656.

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There are currently 10 condolences.

L. O. & Joyce Wray
Thursday July 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Jane - our thoughts are with you & family at this time. Our memories are from the meetings at the furniture store when Charles came around. My parents were very fond of you both as well as your family. PEACE in this time of sorrow.
Johnnie Vaught Jr & Lori (Smock) Vaught
Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Mrs. Kelley, Jan, & Family; We are so sadened to hear of your loss. Mr. Kelley was a Good man & will be greatly missed. We are very sorry we missed the service & the chance to pay our respects. We just read the news today. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Joyce Lackey
Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

My prayers are with the family.May God Bless each of you during this time. Mr. Kelly was a wonderful person.
charles w. Tarver
Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM

your father was a very good person and have peace of mine knowing God has a place for him at home in Heaven
Reba (Kelley) Jerry Bass Houston
Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Jane & family, Charles was a great person. Think about how much fun we always had anytime we were with you two. He always made time to talk to mom when she was lonesome and would call him,after dad passed away. We appreciated that so much. Just know our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family now & days to come.
Bobby & Jackie Battle
Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 3:32 AM

Jane, our thoughts & prayers are with you, so many memories of you & Charles that go back years ago, to many to name. But especially all the Post Office get togethers, the first & last time I water skied behind your boat at Dam B. Charles driving to Fred to tell us good-by as the moving van pulled out from Fred headed to Llano. The kindness you showed to Mrs. Battle in her later years. You & Charles lived your life for each other, your family & friends, setting an example of love for all to try & follow.. May the peace that only GOD can give be yours in the days ahead. GOD bless!
Bud Cowart
Monday July 9, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Bobby, I was very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our prayers are with the family during this time.
Horace and Iris Whitington
Monday July 9, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Jane, and family--so sorry to have just read in the paper about Chales. Our prayers will certainly be with you. Our love, and blessings.
Peggy & Ronnie Scarborough/Georgetown, TX
Monday July 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Jane, I still remember the good times we had with you & Charles at some of our gatherings. He had such a sweet spirit. We are sad to hear of your loss.
Mary Ann Bower Tucker
Monday July 9, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Jane and Bobby-I'm so sorry to read that Mr Kelley has past away. He was a great man who always had time to stop and talk. You should be proud to say he was part of your family. He will be miss for sure but is in the best place ever now..Heaven! Will keep you in my heart and prayers!

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