Richard Ely, 81, was born on Nov. 14, 1934, to Seth and Mabel Ely in Flint, MI, and passed away on Sept. 24, 2016, in Crossville. He was an auto worker for General Motors for over 30 years and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and golfing.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jones Ely; daughters, Regina Musselman (Joseph), Michele Kalman (Otto) and Paula Reuman (Gene); sons, Richard Ely, Jamey Wesley (Ashleigh) and Shawn Wesley (Scarlett); grandchildren, Ellen Baker, Seth, Tim and Sean Wheaton, Melissa Collins, and Emma and Dalton Wesley; and 10 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his siblings and his parents, Seth and Mabel Bostater Ely.
The family will receive friends at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow. Billy Kemp will officiate.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  September 26, 2016