Glenn F. "Pappy" O'Kelley, Jr., 83, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
A native of Buncombe Co., Glenn was the son of the late Glenn F., Sr. and Lucy Williams O'Kelley.
Mr. O'Kelley proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the National Climatic Data Center where he worked as a systems programmer.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Rector O'Kelley; daughter, Renée O'Kelley; grandchildren, Candice Isaacs and Justin Wells; great-grandchildren, Cody Wells, and Berkley and Callen Isaacs; and three sisters.
The memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, at the Church of the Redeemer. Fr. Bucky Hanks will officiate. His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brother Wolf, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.