Niles Kelley

Hamilton County

Sr.Niles Creighton Kelley Sr., 68, of Chattanooga died Monday June 24, 2013, in a local hospital.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Kelley worked in the family owned Rathskeller Restaurant until its closing in 1970. He was formerly employed with DuPont, The National Knife Museum and at the time of his death was owner of Kelley Landscaping Service.Mr. Kelley was a 1963 graduate of Brainerd High School.He was an avid knife collector and other items of interest that he sold at the local Flea Market. Mr. Kelley was proud to be a tissue donor at the time of his death.Mr. Kelley was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.Survivors are his daughter, Kami Kelley Smith; son, Niles Creighton Kelley Jr.; brother, Fred C. Kelley Jr.; grandchildren, Blake Smith and Noah Kelley, and his former wife, Faye Kelley, all of Chattanooga.Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel with the Rev. Jacob Reedy officiating.Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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