Obit: Willie Kelly

Obit: Willie Kelly

February 21st, 2014 in Obituaries
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Willie C. "GOAT" Kelly, 84, died at NHC in Chattanooga on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was born to the late Robert and Idella Kelly on Aug. 17, 1929 in McDonough, Ga. He moved to Chattanooga, in 1946, shortly after moving to Chattanooga, he became employed by Mueller Co. He worked for Mueller for over 25 years before retiring in 1979. He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Barber. He leaves to mourn three children, Kenneth Kelly, Huntsville, Ala.; Wendell Foster (Shanrika), Memphis and Felicia Foster, Memphis; nine grandchildren, Reginald Rice, Huntsville, Ala.; Kenneth Rice, Chattanooga; Raven Reed, Chattanooga; Wendell Greathouse, Cleveland, Ohio; Atawon McMillion, Chattanooga; LaSonya Weams, Chattanooga; Shani and Rashan Carter, both of Huntsville, Ala.; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other cousins, family and friends. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Thankful Baptist Church. Interment in Highland Cemetery. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 67 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.