Mr. Bunyan C. Kelley was born in Ardmore, Alabama (Limestone County) on September 7, 1920 to the late Rev. William Kelley and Canzada (Wright) Kelley.
He went to be with the Lord at Arlington Care Center, Newark, Ohio on February 14, 2013 while surrounded by family.
Bunyan proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He was a devoted member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.
He worked in construction for many years before retirement.
Bunyan had a very contagious smile, never met a stranger.
Survivors include his loving wife many years, Justine (Garrison) Kelley; children, Lela Mae Peterson, Manuel (Betty) Turner, Bobby Kelley, Teresa Felix, Margie (Granville) Harris, Daryl (Sandra) Garrison, Margo Harris, John (Sherry) Harris Jr., and Tina (Keith) Scott; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
A Celebration of Life service for Bunyan C. Kelley, 92, of Newark, Ohio will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverend Dr. Michael A. Noble officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio with the Licking County, Ohio Veterans Alliance providing military honors.
Friends may call at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 383 Washington Street, Newark, Ohio two hours prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Criss-Schoedinger Funeral home, Newark.
to share a memory about Bunyan or to sign an online guest book.
Published in the Advocate on February 15, 2013 .