Mr. Alfred Earl (Wildcat) Kelley of Florence, AL was born on December 12, 1934 in Wayne Co., TN, the son of the late Arthur William and Vera Lay Kelley. He was united in marriage to the former Virginia Belle Cypert on October 24, 1954 and she preceded him in death on January 8, 2020. Mr. Kelley was retired medic from Reynolds Aluminum, was of the Baptist faith and served his country in the United States Navy. He departed this life on Monday, February 8, 2021 at North Alabama Medical Center in Florence, Alabama at the age of 86 years, 1 month and 27 days. He is survived by his son, Tim Kelley and wife, Emily and his grandson, Dylan Kelley all of Sheffield, AL; a brother, Ray Kelley of Waynesboro, TN and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by five sisters, Robbie Bates, Mabel DeVore, Ruth Fite Smith, Willie Blackwell and Dorothy Frances Pitts. A graveside service for Mr. Kelley was held on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11 am at the Greenwood Cemetery in Waynesboro, Tennessee with John Blackwell officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Wayne County assisted the family.
May 26, 2022