Charles Harrison Kelley, 89, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017. Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Trinity Terrace Longhorn Auditorium. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to Trinity Terrace Foundation or a charity of choice. Charles was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Roscoe, Texas, to the late, J.B. Kelley and Dove Boone Kelley. He earned his bachelor's in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1950. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Artillery from 1950-1952. In August 1950, he married the late Dorothy Jean Barnett. She died July 26, 2012. Fort Worth became home in 1952, moving from Lubbock, Texas. Charles was an architect in Fort Worth for many years. He was a longtime member and past president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Kiwanis Club of Fort Worth, and the Wednesday morning Men's Breakfast Club that meets at the Fort Worth Club. He and Dorothy were also longtime members of Colonial Country Club. Trinity Terrace became home for Charles and Dorothy in 2008. They were a part of the first group of tenants in the new Trinity Tower building when it was completed. They loved their life there. Charles was involved in many activities at Trinity Terrace and will be remembered by his fellow residents as a friendly, loving, gentleman, who loved to dance, and was full of life. While at Trinity Terrace, Charles was on the Trinity Terrace Foundation's Gala Committee and the Social Hour Committee among many other jobs/activities while living there. Charles and Dorothy were longtime members of Broadway Baptist Church. Survivors: Daughter, Christi Linney and husband, Stephen, of Weatherford; son, Bill Kelley of Palm Springs, Calif.; granddaughters, Jessica Griggs and husband, Austin, and Melonie Smith, both of Lubbock; great-grandson, Deagan Griggs of Lubbock.
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