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William L. Kelley, of Northport, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side on Nov. 9, 2019. Born in Bar Harbor, ME on Dec. 16, 1956, he was the son of the late Edward and Christel (Schwinzer) Kelley.
Bill grew up in Bucksport with his siblings and mother Christel along with his Stepfather Charles Gifford. Bill also served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during time of service. He later married Carol Wood on Dec. 31, 1984 in Old Orchard, ME. His family remembers him as a man with a great sense of “German humor”. Along with being a hard worker, Bill loved the outdoors with such activities as camping, fishing and snowmobiling. He was very well-known at being a talented carpenter. He was also a well-respected long-haul truck driver that spent many years crossing the United States and Canada.
Bill is survived by his wife Carol of 34 years of Northport, ME, one son, Christopher Kelley and his wife Stephanie of Sonntag, Germany, one step-son, Michael Wall and his wife Amber of Sydney, ME, 4 siblings, Michael Kelley and his wife Paula of NC, Susan Allen and her husband Dennis of Orrington, ME, Heidi Vares and her husband Shannon of CA, Eric Simpson of Bucksport, ME, 2 grandchildren, Nicholas and Keura, 4 nieces and nephews, Kyle Kelley, Andrea Adams, Kayla Vares, Hannah Vares, along with grand-nieces and nephews, Faith Adams, Christian Adams, Dominic Adams, Grace Adams, Ryan Kelley and Ben Kelley
A memorial service will be held Tues, Nov. 19, 2019 at 11AM at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, ME 04416. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com