Albert “Cleatus” Kerley, age 88 of the Draco Community, passed away, January 9, 2018 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alexander County on January 6, 1930 to the late William Taylor and Mary Jane Estep Kerley. Cleatus was retired as a heavy equipment operator in the quarry industry.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Canter Kerley and five siblings; Ruby K. Gorman, William Wayne Kerley, Eva Arlona Kerley, Jay Lynn Kerley and Steve Herman Kerley.

Those left to cherish, his memory are his son, Larry Joe Kerley of Taylorsville, three daughters; Marlene K. Spencer (Johnny) of Taylorsville, Kathy K. Hendrickson (Richard) of Taylorsville and Nedra K. Church of Hickory. Five brother and sisters; Troy Dean Kerley (Sherrill) of Lenoir, Dewey Ray Kerley (Pam) of Hickory, Denver Nelson Kerley (Pearlie Mae), Linda K. Lyttle (Charlie) of Clayton and Geneva K. Reves (Tommy) of Millers Creek. Two grandchildren; Casey Gilland (Jason) of Hickory, Shellie Bradshaw (Scott) of Granite Falls and two great grandchildren, Aleigh and Taylor Bradshaw of Taylorsville also survive. Cleatus is also survived by his loving caregiver and longtime companion of twenty-five years, Grace Ross.

Visitation and gathering to celebrate Mr. Kerley’s life will be held 5:00-6:30 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, 158 Stony Point School Road, Stony Point, NC. No formal service is planned.

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Dearest Larry, Marlene, Nedra & Kathy, We love each of you dearly and are praying for God to give you strength during this time. We will all miss Cleatus, but we must dwell on our precious memories of him. Love forever & always, Uncle Charlie & Aunt Linda
Linda Kerley Lyttle - Clayton, NC
so sorry for your loss prayers
john an Rosa Johnson - Taylorsville, NC

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