Gerald Kelly, 81, of Pomeroy, Ohio, passed away December 11, 2012. He was the son of Charles and Gratus Kelly.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Park, Chuck, and John; sisters, Opal Bostick and Maxine Aldridge; mother-in-law, Polly Eichinger; and father-in-law, Allen Eichinger.
He was a 1950 graduate of Wahama High School and he was on the Wahama Hall of Fame Committee.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie Kelly; son, Dennis (Mary) Kelly; daughter Darla (Doug) Staats; grandsons, Scott (Kelly) Kelly, Bobby Kelly, Cody Kelly and Shannon (Eryn) Staats; and three great-grandchildren.
The great loves of Gerald’s life were his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his family, his friends, singing and golfing.
He was a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church where he sang tenor in the choir.
Gerald gave his heart and soul to his family and friends. They were all blessed to have such a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Gerald sang in barbershop choruses and quartets for over 50 years in several different states. As a member of the Riversblend quartet, he sang at many local functions and brightened Valentines Day for hundreds of people through the years. He was proud to sing with the “Flight 93 Chorus” in Shanksville, Pa., for the 10th anniversary of September 11th. He always brought a smile to family and friends by performing their own personalized serenades.
Gerald’s other favorite pastime was golfing. The perfect day for him was a warm summer day on the golf course with his son and grandsons, or his many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy with Pastor Brian Dunham officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends and family visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.