Howell S. Kelly, age 76, of Kingston, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Renaissance Terrace after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He was born July 17, 1945 in Rockwood and was a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church. He spent his working years in construction with Johnson & Galyon. He retired from the Roane County Recycling Center. Howell was a very friendly and giving person. He loved his family, friends, and his church. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, hiking or anything to do with the outdoors. Howell would say, “My life’s been full, great family, good friends, good times, and my loved one’s touch.” He was always helping people and never met a stranger. Preceded in death by his parents, C.S. and Bessie Ruth Kelly, brother, Danny Kelly.
Loving Wife of 54 years Gladys Clark Kelly of Kingston
Daughter & Son-in-law Tammy & Mike Woodall of Maryville
Grandchildren Katie Loo & husband, Austin of Blair, Nebraska
Leah Woodall of Maryville
Brothers Franklin Kelly of Knoxville
Dennis Kelly & wife, Jenni of Rockwood
Many special nieces & nephews and a host of extended family and friends
The family will receive friends 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Liberty Baptist Church with funeral service following at 1:00 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Randy Griffis officiating and eulogies by Steve Clark and Chris Duncan. Interment will follow service at Roane Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Josh, Justin, and Cody Duncan, Adam & Bryan Schubert, and Jake Watson. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online register book can be signed at www.Frakerfuneralhome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of arrangements.
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