He was born in Michigan, son of the late Edgar and Alice Kelley.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and served during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Navy, David worked as a mechanical coordinator for A.M.S.E.C.
David is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary K. Kelley; son, David E. Kelley Jr.; daughters, Frankie Denise Kerkoff, Beth Kelley and Erin Kelley; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Terry Kelley; and sisters, Christi LaBarge and Ruth Barnier.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at the funeral home with burial to follow with full military honors at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Altmeyer Funeral Home.
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