Ralph "Manion" Kelley

September 9, 1958 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 63)


The family of Ralph “Manion” Kelley of Opelika, Alabama is saddened to announce his passing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the age of 63. Manion was born in Opelika, Alabama on September 9, 1958.

Manion was known as a brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend but he was most proud to be called “Dad” and “Papaw.” Everyone who knew him, knew he loved his boys and grand boys more than life itself.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Brandon and Chad Kelley; grandchildren: Brooks and Rhett Kelley; brothers: Franklin (Cathy) Kelley, David (Bonnie) Kelley; aunt: Evelyn Kelley; nieces: Audra Doster, Jodie Brand, Jennifer Harmon; nephew: Sully Kelley; special loved ones: Ronnie Bowles, Sherri Ruff, and Lynn Mangum. 

He was predeceased by his parents: James & Frances Kelley and Mary Whitman; aunt and uncle: Sue & Jimmy Coxwell; nephew: Jamey Kelley; niece: Kristy Kelley. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday March 18, 2022 at Jeffcoat- Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, Alabama. 

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Memorial Service
March 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

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