Raymond Kerley

Obituary of Raymond Mitchell Kerley

Raymond Mitchell Kerley, age 88, of Dunlap, TN went home to be with the Lord, Monday, November 1, 2021 surrounded by family. Mitchell was of the Church of God faith. He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years and the Reserves for 2 years. He retired from Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative and also enjoyed his time serving as Ringmaster at the Dunlap horse show for many years. Mitchell loved life and was always joking with friends with his unforgetable smile. He loved his family deeply and was always there to help in anyway he could. You could bet he would always have the best looking yard in the neighborhood. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Alene Kerley; one brother, Billy Kerley; two sisters, Shelva Hatfield and Rosetta Douglas. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Polly Ewton Kerley; two sons, Danny (Vicki) Kerley, and Doyle (Kim) Kerley; grandchildren, Danielle (Adam) Green, Brandon (Heather) Kerley, Blayre (Trey) Palmer, and Benton Kerley; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Lillian Green, Mason and Bella Kerley, Emeree, Bo, and Emma Palmer, Braylee and Bryson Kerley; sister, Dorothy Seals; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 4 at 1:00 pm CDT in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jerry Merciers officiating. Burial will be in Sequatchie Memorial Gardens Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Alzheimer's Association-Dunlap, PO Box 651, Dunlap, TN 37327. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap, TN. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am-1:00 pm CDT.
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