Jimmy Preston Kelley

 Jimmy Preston Kelley, age 71 of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Kelley was born in Lafayette, Georgia on February 12, 1949, son of the late Earl Kelley and Pluma Shepherd Kelley.  He loved to landscape and garden.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver and had also worked in the Textile Industry.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Tucker and two brothers, Charles Kelley and Clarence Kelley.

Mr. Kelley is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Edward “Buddy” Scott; longtime friend and neighbor, Danny “Boone” Cook and a number of nieces and nephews.

Private Graveside and Interment services for Mr. Kelley will be held Thursday in the Shaw Cemetery in Lafayette, Georgia with Minister Doug Eaker officiating.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Tucker, Mark Kelley, Michael Kelley, Tim Smith, Mike Patterson and Danny “Boone” Cook.

At Mr. Kelley’s request, there will be no visitation.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jimmy Preston Kelley. 

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