Duriel Lee O'Kelley


Duriel Lee O’Kelley passed away in Easley, S.C. July 22, 2014, three days after his 85th birthday.

He was born in Transylvania County, the son of the late Donald Lee and Canty Bryson O’Kelley, of Hendersonville. His three younger sisters, Betty Israel, Jody Young and Sara O’Kelley are still living in the Ashville area.

He graduated from Candler High School in 1947. He studied electricity but joined the Navy and served at sea in the Korean War. He was eventually tapped for pilot training and served in the Mediterranean theatre, flying submarine reconnaissance in the Navy P2V....

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