Provided by Lane Funeral Home - South Crest Chapel
Gene. H. Kelly, 95 of Ringgold, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 in a local health care facility.
Gene was born and raised in the Chattanooga area. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII. Gene’s military service included time in the South Pacific where he was part of the occupying forces in Japan. He retired at the age of 62 after working for Williams Electric for many years. Gene was a member of the IBEW since 1952. He was a hardworking and creative man having built a one-man helicopter and learning to dance in his later years.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife Betty Katherine Phillips Kelly and wife Juanita Bethune Kelly; parents, John Kelly and Audria Bradley; daughter, Donna C. Williams; son, Gary L. Kelly; and brother, William D. Kelly.
Survivors include his sister; Gail Bradley; children, Ron Varnell, Gregory “Sunny” Kelly, Frank Kelly, Sandra Watkins; grandchildren: Lance Varnell, Andrea Brauer, Wendy Nantz, Kelly Walker, Michael Kelly, Gregory Kelly, Christina Davis, Jonathan Kelly, Kathy Murphy, Billy Kelly, Lori Richardson, and Brian Smith; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; stepchildren, Jim (Wilma) Bethune, Pat Goin, Delores Jean (Robert) Layton, Tanya (Robert) Tanski; one niece and several nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at 4pm in the South Crest Chapel for family only.
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Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com
A private family visitation will be held Saturday from 2-4pm in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.