Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Paul Kelley, age 73, of Blairsville, Georgia who passed away Monday, September 30th, 2019 in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia.
Mr. Kelley was born in Blairsville, a son of the late Paul Kelley and Blanche Margaret Walsh Kelley. He was of the Baptist faith. He Served as a Fire Technician with the U.S. Forestry Service for over 34 years. Quiet by nature, to say that He loved fishing would be an understatement! He fished for all types- all the time. Ronnie felt in his element with a line in the water luring in that next massive striper.
His family meant the world to him, especially the grandchildren. He was faithful to attend their sporting events, share his hobbies with them, and teach them life lessons about the value of hard work. Ronnie enjoyed solving problems and there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. A bit stubborn, he wouldn't stop until he found the answer he was looking for. Ronnie was certainly proud, independent, and dedicated. He liked watching the Braves and Falcons play.
Family left to treasure his memory include: his devoted wife of 54 years, Judy Owenby Kelley; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Peggy Kelley; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Jeff McCarter; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Terry Queen; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Barbara Kelley. Also, sharing in his legacy are five grandchildren: Brady McCarter, Bryce McCarter, Kait McCarter, Whitney Warren (Michael), Matthew Kelley; and 2 great grandchildren, Bristol Warren and Cooper Warren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., to be held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Helton and Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Ronnie Paul Kelley, of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and sign the guest registry online at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.