Jason Allen Kelley, 38, of Rockdale, was taken to be with the good Lord Aug. 18, 2019.
Jason was born in Norwalk, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1980. He grew up in Arlington and Granger and was on the Granger football teams from junior high through high school. He graduated from Granger High School in 1999.
After high school, Jason worked with his stepdad, Ronald, in construction. Jason was very proud to work with him, and his stepdad was also very proud to work with Jason. He always went out of his way to make his mom and stepdad happy and proud, and his mom and stepdad were always very proud of all his accomplishments.
He made friends with everyone he met and was always the first one to crack a joke and to make someone laugh. He was very close to his mom, stepdad, sister, Danielle and niece, Arianna. He would put their wants and needs before any of his own.
Jason is survived by mother Karen Bauer; stepfather, Ronald Crump; sister, Danielle Zycha; niece, Arianna Zycha; grandparents, JW Kelley and Cheri Kelley; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He will be loved and missed always and forever. Until we meet again.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. at Providence Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery.