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1SG Fillmore C. Kelley ARMY (RET)

June 4, 1943 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 77)


A Celebration of Life service for 1SG Fillmore Champion Kelley (Ret), age 77 of Woodlawn, will be Thursday, January 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home. Fillmore passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020. He was born on June 4, 1943 in Luther, OK to Datcher and Twelvie Kelley. Fillmore retired from the United States Army after serving 27 years. He served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. Fillmore was a member of the DAV Screaming Eagle Chapter, enjoyed spending time his family, watching the Dallas Cowboys, and working in his yard.

In addition to his parents, Fillmore is preceded in death by his siblings: Wendell Kelley, Dorothy Neff, Carole Kelley, Virginia Kelley, Gus Kelley, and Levi Kelley. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Magdalena Kelley; daughter, Treverlee Peters; son, Eduard (Kathleen) Dedousis; siblings, Randy Kelley and Dixie Fite; grandchildren: Xavier, Matihas, Thorsten, Adriana, Sanpere, Ashley, Whitney, and Kenny.

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Memorial Service
January 7, 2021

3:00 PM
Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory
424 Franklin St
Clarksville, TN 37040

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