Gerald L. “Jerry” Kelley, 74, of Fort Branch, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at home.

 Jerry was born Sept. 6, 1936 in Owensville to the Samuel and Hazel (Garrett) Kelley.

He was a retired maintenance man at Gibson Southern High School and was presently working for Boyd Grain.

 Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Marie (Rogers) Kelley; two daughters, Kimberly (Kim) Barrett and Karen (Broc) Garrett; a son, Larry (Lisa) Carter all of Fort Branch; three sisters, Carolyn Wilkerson of Haubstadt, Sue Locke of Georgia, Judy Butcher of Santa Claus; a brother, Ronald Kelley of Griffin;  grandchildren, Bradley Kelley, Shane Barrett, Jamie and Jacob Carter, Michael, Zachary and Andrea Garrett; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Keith Kelley in 1983; and a sister, Anna Lou Garrett in 2009.

 Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville with the Rev. Dennis Mosby officiating.

Burial was in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Fort Branch.

Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.