Darroll Gene Kelley



Memorial Contributions may be made to:

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Darroll Gene Kelley, age 73 of Lowell, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ferne (Maltby) Kelley; and brothers, Peter and Charles Kelley. Darroll is survived by his sons, Simon (Kara) and Matthew (Michelle Fountain) Kelley; brother, Steve (Janet) Kelley; grandsons, Ethan, Elliott, Emmett, Liam, and Cole (Geniaya) Kelley; and many nieces and nephews. Darroll proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam war. Many knew him as a self-employed electrician, later working as an electrician at Amway. Darroll loved going to casinos to gamble and playing the lottery. He also loved playing cards and pool. Visitation will be held Monday, June 22, 2020 from 2p.m. to 4p.m. and 6p.m. to 8p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N Hudson, Lowell. Rev. Aaron Ferris of St. Mary’s Catholic Church officiating. (We will be following Covid restrictions per the executive order at the time of the service.) Military Honors will follow and be held at Oakwood Cemetery under the Auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. A Celebration of Life will follow the graveside service at the farm. A special thanks to SKLD Ionia for their wonderful care to our Dad and our family. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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15 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you and the family. He was a great guy.

  2. We are so sorry for such a great loss to your family. He will always be remembered. May you find peace in the coming days. Many prayers.

  3. Darroll and all of you kids were a wonderful part of our lives for many many years. He played a major role in Nichole’s life, as a terrific Grandfather. He will be remembered with love and happiness forever.
    Peace and Love be with all of you!
    Love Lindy, (Philena), Nichole and Family<3<3

  4. Darrell was a wonderful friend of mine and will be missed so much.
    He loved his family very much. Your loss is shared by all of us.

  5. Darroll was a wonderfull , kind and thoughtful man. He was a much loved friend by all and
    will be sadly missed.

  6. Darroll was a great friend…We will all miss his great smile and always positive attitude.

  7. So sorry for ur loss we love and miss you. Uncle Darrel

  8. Our sincere condolence, regarding your father, and grandfather. Many prayers and hugs for your family.

  9. So sorry for your loss. He always brought a smile to our faces. We will miss him at the reunions….

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