Jerry Kelley

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 7, 2009

Jerry Bradley Kelley, 71, of Florahome, passed away, Tues., August 4, 2009, at home following an extended illness. A native of Andalusia, he had lived in Florahome since 1968 coming from Ocala, Fla. Jerry was the owner and operator of Traxler Peat Company since 1969. He served as a Putnam County Commissioner from 1976 to 1982. He was a member of the Palatka Horesman’s Club and the Florida High School Rodeo Association and enjoyed offshore fishing. He was a member of Westside Church of Christ.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Wylene Kelley; two daughters, Terri Martin-Winn and husband, Tom, of Florahome, and Gena Gardner of Flagler Beach, Fla.; a son, Brad Kelley and wife, Barbara of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Elaine K. Myers of Palatka, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Scott Carter, Andy Carter, Jillian Martin, Kelley Andrews, Kade Gardner, Kamron Gardner, Emma Kelley and Clara Kelley.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 8, at College Road Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Oak Hill West Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made in his name to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.