John Markel Kelley

John Markel Kelley

August 31, 1955 - February 9, 2012

John Markel Kelley

August 31, 1955 - February 9, 2012


John Markel Kelley, age 56 of Lewisburg, passed away February 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family in the peace of his own home at his family farm. John Mark was born August 31, 1955 to the late Vellabe and John Kelley, Jr. in Maury County, Tennessee. He married the love of his life, Charla Raines Kelley, on July 13, 1973, who he shared his life with until his passing. John retired from the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville, TN as a Lehr Operator, and was a member of The LifeSong Family Church in Lewisburg, TN. Since retirement John Mark enjoyed working around their farm. John loved building and remodeling. He loved the peacefulness of their farm and it brought him a better understanding of what was important in life. He is survived by his wife Charla and children: Kim Terrell Scruggs of Nashville; John Mark Whitney Kelley of Nashville; one grandson: Kane Scruggs and two sisters: Peggy Kelley Smith of White House, and Jan Kelley Wiles of Goodlettsville. Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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4 responses to John Markel Kelley

  1. Just to let you know Charla, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to you all. Cheryl Tyler-Colgate friend of Peggy’s and fellow Hume Fogg Tech Alumna

  2. Charla, I typed in your and Mark’s name in Google and was saddened to find his obituary. Please accept my condolences to you and the family. Your kindness and thoughtfulness in retuning my diary meant a lot to me. I have many fond memories of Mark and his family when we were but kids. My prayers are with you.

  3. He was a wonderful personality and a good person who always lit up others’ spirits with his infectious laugh and smile. John, you will be missed.

  4. Charla- My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the kids on your deep loss. You have always been special in my heart, for you were the one who believed in me from the beginning of my work with kids with vision impairments. Your integrity always shined through in ALL situations. I recall one of our last face-to-face conversations shortly after retirement from TSB. Your face was glowing and your energy level was boundless! You were like a school girl beginning a new adventure with your hubby, Mark. There was no doubt that you two were looking forward to a new adventure TOGETHER. Charla, as a sister in Christ, I pray that you will surround yourself with those who can hold you up, when you can no longer hold yourself. I pray that you find some peace and strength in the knowledge that you WILL see Mark again, that Christ will sustain you one step at a time, and the Holy Spirit will comfort your heart. I can only imagine the depths of grief you are experiencing, I truly am so sorry for your loss. Christ has promised to be with us in every joy and valley of life’s journey, that prayers are carried to His throne even the wordless moans of our human spirit, and that His Word is living and relevant. Know that you will be in my prayers!

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