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Mr. Lester Vachel Kelley
  • June 17, 1923 - June 30, 2013
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Lester Vachel Kelley, 90, of Charlotte passed away June 30, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Battle Creek. Lester was born June 17, 1923 to John and Anna Kelley in Grand Ledge, MI. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, being honorably discharged in August 1946. In 1948, he married Dorothy Horn and together they raised 3 sons and 3 daughters. Lester loved to work with his hands and started his own business repairing cars at Farmer's Garage on Otto Road. He also worked at the Old Country Mill on Otto Road for over 30 years. In his leisure time, he loved fishing (especially at his favorite secret fishing spots), playing cards, and visiting with folks he knew and those he didn't. Lester is survived by his children, Ann (Gary Lee) McCune of Charlotte, Duane Kelley of Harrison, Steve Kelley of Mt. Pleasant, Doreen Kelley of Grand Ledge, Yvonne (Harry) Foster of Sunfield; 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, and his son Terry.Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:00 am at Pray Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday July 2, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm.Interment will be in Gresham Cemetery, Charlotte.If desired, memorial contributions are suggested to the Michigan Heart Association.Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at