Merle L. Kelley Sr., 69, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with Our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Services were held Oct. 2 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Mark Thomas. Burial was Oct. 2 at Wapello Cemetery, Wapello.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Kelley of Cedar Rapids; children, Michael (Jan) of Godley, Texas, Richard of Cedar Rapids and Pebble (Victor) of Cedar Rapids; son, Merle Jr. (Nadana) of North Liberty; brother, Willard Odle of Yakima, Wash.; six grandchildren, Kathy, Joshua, Natasha, Jaidyn, Sarah and Robin; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Merle was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Iowa City, to Edmund and Viola (Matthes) Kelley. He married Judith Fite in Fort Worth, Texas. Merle retired from Iowa Specialties in January 2010, where he worked as a welder. He was a member of Central Assembly of God.
Please sign the online guest book for Merle at www.murdochfuneralhome.com  under obituaries.