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Gary D. Kelley Sr. passed away on June 22, 2019 at the age of 66.  Gary retired from Chattanooga Housing Authority and was a faithful employee of Orange Grove. He is survived by his wife, Deloria Kelley; daughters, Misty (Rodney) Dozier and Yolanda (Jeff) Sanders; sons, Gary (Lakesha) Kelley Jr., Walter Johnson III, Tyler Johnson, and Jacob "Lee" Kelley; sister, Margaret Hunter; brother, Oscar (Bonnie) Kelley  and a host of grandchildren and other family and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm  on Friday, June 28, 2019 in the funeral home chapel.   Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995

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  • Monday, June 24, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    I can recall memories as a child how you made me laugh and every time I was in trouble you kept me from getting in trouble with my mom. You were such a comedian and not once did I ever see you upset, your missed and this hurts but I know God sent for such a great man. Love you Unc
    ~ Jayson D. Slay   Murfreesboro, TN
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    I worked with Gary at Cha. we had some great conversations. I will truly miss him.Rest in Heaven
    ~ Darrell and Tawana Hinton   Chattanooga l, TN
  • Monday, June 24, 2019
    TO MY BROTHER IN THE CHRIST THAT I SERVE:WE GREW UP AS A REAL FAMILY THRU THE CHURCH..WE WERE ALL CONNECTED AS REAL BROTHERS AND REAL SISTERS THRU YOUR PARENTS AND MY GRANDPARENTS..IT WAS LIKE BLOOD RELATIVES BACK THEN.I WILL MISS SEEING YOU AROUND TOWN GARY I REALLY WILL MY DEAR BROTHER.. GOD HAS YOU AND THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME,REST NOW..MAY YOUR SPIRIT GO BACK TO GOD..AND HE DOES WITH IT AS HE SEES FIT..NO EARTHLING CAN TOUCH THIS PROFOUND TRUTH.. GOD JUDGETH NOT MERE MEN..AMEN..
    ~ JOYCE WADLEY   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    To the Family, We just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort for not only this day, but in the days to come. John & Anita Taylor, Sr. Taylor Family
    ~ John and Anita Taylor, Sr.   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Condolences, from personal assistance staff at Orange Grove.
    ~ Angela Mckibben   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, June 28, 2019
    My condolences to you all. Mr. Kelley was a friend, a great mentor and had a great since of humor. I really appreciate my time working with him and learning from him. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
    ~ Carol Jonson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, June 28, 2019
    With deepest sympathy, for the family, we were members of E East 3rd St church of Christ. He was one of the song leaders, so sorry for your loss. Betty Palmer.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    My deepest condolences to the family of my Riverside High School class mate. Rest In Peace.
    ~ Gracelia Moore   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019
    So sorry for your loss!! Praying for the Family Lonnetta Dixon East 3rd St. Church of Christ
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. This can be a most difficult and challenging time for a family. The scriptures promises that we will be reunited with our loved ones again in peaceful conditions (Isaiah 25:8, John 5:28&29,Revelation 21:3-5)please be assured better times just ahead. For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org Sincerly JL
    ~ James Lampkin Jr
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    My families deepest sympathy goes to his wife, kids & grand kids. He will be greatly missed.
    ~ Treva (Nicole) Ware-Jones   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    My families deepest sympathy goes to his wife, kids & grand kids. He will be greatly missed.
    ~ Treva (Nicole) Ware-Jones   Chattanooga, TN