Joseph Kelly Jr., age 75, of Ooltewah, peacefully passed on Friday, November 2, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Joseph and Alma Kelly. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army and the Army Reserve. He attended Boston College and he graduated from Northeastern University with honors. Mr. Kelly retired from Honeywell and Nyman Manufacturing having worked in the Data Processing Department. He later taught Data Processing in the United States Coast Guard in a civilian capacity. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Lions Club of Cape Cod, the Chattanooga Model Railroad Club and the National Association "S" Gaugers.
Preceded in death by son, Andrew Philip Kelly; brother, William Kelly.
Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Kelly of Ooltewah; daughter, Penny (Bruce) Hammond of Cleveland, Tennessee; three sons, Joseph S. Kelly III (Diane) of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Christopher Kelly (Kim) of Decatur, Tennessee and John Kelly of Cleveland, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Pat Belanger of Florida.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesdy, November 7, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Cape Cod with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266, website www.pancan.org Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway , Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.