Obituary: Gordon B. Kelley

    HIGHLAND BEACH — Gordon B. Kelley, 77, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2015. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga., Gordon 7960607699?profile=originalattended and graduated from the University of Georgia, where he played football for the Bulldogs and helped them win an SEC championship in 1959. He then went on to play in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins before finishing his football career with the Atlanta Falcons.
    In 1960 Gordon married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Blanchard, and they shared 55 wonderful years of marriage.
    After retiring from football, Gordon moved his family to Ocean Ridge. He then owned a furniture store, World of Furniture, and worked and invested in real estate before retiring in Highland Beach.
    Gordon loved fitness, walking on the beach, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
    He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte, siblings, Jack (Brenda), Polly and Patsy, his two children, Gordon B. Kelley Jr. (Annelee) and Mary K. Earnhart (Craig), his five grandchildren, Charles (Rena) and Maxwell Kelley, and Billy, Charlotte and Russell Earnhart, and his great-grandson, Walter Kelley.
    A private family service was held on Oct. 24. Those wishing to remember Gordon in a special way may make a contribution to Alzheimer’s Community Care/Delray Beach Center, 800 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 101B, W. Palm Beach, FL 33407, which is providing wonderful care to his son, Gordon Jr.
    Please visit www.LorneandSons.com to share condolences and sign the online guestbook.
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