Marion, S.C. — Dr. Jeremiah “Jerry” Joseph Kelley, Jr., 73, died Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Dr. Kelley, was born in New York, a son of the late Jeremiah Joseph Kelley Sr. and Mary Elizabeth “Winnie” Kelley. He is also predeceased by brothers, Bruce Kelley, Brian Kelley, and Johnny Kelley as well as a son-in-law David Bowen.
Dr. Kelley was a graduate of Bayside High School in Bayside, N.Y., and received a bachelor of science degree in Biology Physiology from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y. He received his doctorate of chiropractic from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic in New York. Also he studied Physiotherapy at Dunedin College in Dunedin, New Zealand, and served on the National Board of Physiotherapy. Dr. Kelley worked in Whitestone, N.Y., Dunedin, New Zealand, Topsfield, Mass., and was self-employed in Peabody, Mass., for 37 years. He also performed independent medical reviews for a company in Stoneham, Mass. Later he worked for Dr. Edwards as well as Marion, Mullins, and Florence, S.C. and Dr. Mendes in Marion, S.C. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Marion, S.C., and was also a certified lay speaker.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Russell Kelley of the home; son, Jeremiah “Jeremy” Kelley, of Manchester, N.H.; daughters, Heather Smith and her husband, Justin, of Conway, S.C.; Lori Velez and her husband, Javier, of Jupiter Farms, Fla.; Donna Bowen of Jupiter, Fla.; sister, Paula Proctor and her husband, Richard of Madison, WI; and grandchildren, Angela Bowen, Tyler, Ryan, and Kayler Kelley, Avery, Brogan, and Keegan Smith.
The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice in Marion for all of their help.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, directed by Richardson Funeral Home of Marion, S.C. Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3903 West Hwy. 76, Marion, SC 29571 or Revelation Ministries, 507 Tom Gasque Ave., Marion, SC 29571. An online register is available at RichardsonFH.net