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Clarence Kelley

January 10, 1943 — March 9, 2020

Clarence “Leroy” Kelley, 77, of Colona passed away March 9, 2020 at his home.

A graveside service will be 11:30am Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery. Anyone wishing to attend should meet at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis by 11am. A celebration of life will follow at the Green Rock/Colona Legion Post 1233. Memorials may be made to the VA in Davenport.

Clarence Leroy Kelley was born January 10, 1943 in Geneseo, IL the son of Clarence W. and Pearl V. Stephenson Kelley. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He married Susan C. Miller August 3, 1964 in Aledo, IL. Their love shined for 56 years together. Leroy served Green Rock in two capacities, first as a police officer and then as a public works director for over 20 years retiring in 1999. He was a jack of all trades and a master to everything, according to his children. He loved hanging out in his garage, building whatever came to mind. He built and remodeled many homes for family and friends, including a home in Gates, TN for special friends. Leroy enjoyed boating, being on the Rock River, and being at “The Camp” with his family and friends. He enjoyed shooting at the family range and listening to ZZ Top and Styx. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and all of his four-legged friends.

Survivors include his wife Sue; children Carol (JC) Griffin, James Kelley, Crystal (Mark) Kelley Erickson, and Brandy Kelley; grandchildren Nichole, Stormi, Dakota, Landon, Torie, Dallas, and Brandyn; 7 great grandchildren and siblings Charlie Kelley, Marge VanKlavern, Tom Kelley, and Marlene Ong.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Steve Kelley, and a great friend Mike Hergert.

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