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Kelley, Edward L.

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May 29, 1941 - August 9, 2015

Kelley, Edward L.

Edward L Kelley was born on May 29, 1941 in Connecticut.  He moved to Dallas, TX. Edward enlisted in the United States Navy Kitty Hawk Catapult in 1959, and served his country for four years until 1963. He married Jean Kelley in Scotland on October 12, 1964 to whom he was married for 50 years. Edward worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, retiring in 2000. Edward and Jean had three children and lived in Irving for 50 years, until her death in 2014. He remarried on June 6, 2015 to Francine Fowler.

He was a loving Christian, and a member of the Dallas and Euless Baptist Church. Edward was a jogger, and took part in several charity runs with the Gold Wing Club, which he was a member of.  Edward and Jean traveled extensively all over the United States. They visited several countries in Europe, Japan and Hong Kong.  He enjoyed tent and RV camping with his family, as well as tours with the Gold Wing Club. Edward was a soccer player and loved watching the World Cup. He loved music, and particularly enjoyed listening to Danny Ray, Blanson Shows , ABBA, John Wayne, westerners,  and  other great CD music.

Overall, he was a mentor to his children and grandchildren. Up until the moment the Lord took him to heaven, along with Francine, he was very active participating in different activities and trips around the community home.  They also took part on the rec center dance.

Edward is survived by his three children, Pamela Bennett and her husband Ricky, David Kelley and his wife Mary, Paul Kelley and his wife Denise; his grandchildren, Shawn, Brett, Chad, Collin, Courtney, Grant, Andrew and Scott. He is also survived by his wife, Francine and her two daughters, Pam and Kim;  his sister Mona Sload; his brother in law David with his wife Dorothy and their son Alexander; and the rest of his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Aria Funeral Home Chapel.

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Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

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August 28, 2015 6:35AM

You will be missed

Paul Kelley

August 27, 2015 1:52PM

Miss u Dad love always!!

Paul Kelley

August 26, 2015 8:19PM

Miss you DAD, I know the good Lord has taken you but u r now where u want to be back with MOM In our heavenly home, Love and Miss you always and to eternity....RIP Dad and I know u and Mom r watching over us!!

Paul Kelley

August 26, 2015 8:09PM

I just wanted to take this time to honor a Father like no other, he was one of a kind, and he was a awesome Father and great mentor his absence will be so deeply missed, I love and miss you till eternity and I know u are where u want to be with ur love of ur life for 50yrs and now u and mom r back together to eternity.R.I.P Dad.....I love and miss u forever and ever.

David Kelley

August 26, 2015 5:28PM

Miss you dad! May you rest in peace and I know you are happy to be back with mom in your heavenly home. Love you'll!

David Dales

August 17, 2015 6:42PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Love you guys and I am here for you.

Pamela Bennett

August 16, 2015 12:15AM

Miss you forever and your love will be in my heart and soul for eternity. I have been blessed and more with you Dad as my mentor and friend.

John & Ina Hudson

August 13, 2015 1:28PM

Sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you during this time. May your memories give you comfort.

Robert & Carolyn Stoorza

August 12, 2015 1:11PM

We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. Even though we only knew him for a short time, we could tell he was a good caring family man. God will take good care of him.