William "Red" Kelley 70, of Parkersburg, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 11, 1942, a twin son of the late Mantford and Georgia Lesson Kelley in Barbour Co., WV. At an early age the family moved to Route 14 in Elizabeth, where neighbors and friends knew the family as living in Kelleyville for numerous years.
He was a masonry worker by trade, mostly laying brick and block providing remarkable masonry work for over 40 years. He enjoyed playing cards. He appreciated spending time with family, friends, and being outside.
He is survived by his children, Donna Jean Kelley of Parkersburg, Tracy Lynn Kelley of Virginia, and Della May Lyons of Parkersburg, William "Willy" Franklin (Tonia) Kelley II of Williamstown and Phillip Marjo (Lori) Kelley of Elizabeth, 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. An older brother, Mantford Kelley Jr. and two sisters, Rosetta Adams and Maxine Miller and Delores Kelley, mother of his children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin brother Wilbert Francis Kelley, infant brother, Asa Kelley and two older sisters, Kathryn Layner and Della Allen and Jacqueline (Jackie) DeVore, his girlfriend for over 14 years.
Visitation will be Sunday, January 20, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg from 2-6 PM. The Leavitt Family Center will also be available from 4-8 PM on Sunday for a reception. Funeral services will be Monday, January 21, beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial will follow the service at Merrill Chapel Cemetery, Elizabeth, WV.
Online condolences can be made at www.leavittfuneralhome.com
Read William Kelley's Obituary and Guestbook on www.leavittfuneralhome.com.