Elwayne Thomas Kelley - age: 54
(October 28, 1964 to July 04, 2019 )
Resident of Kelseyville, California
Elwayne Thomas “Tom” Kelley, Jr., known everywhere for his huge personality, died peacefully on the 4th of July, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.
Tom was born in Fremont, California, October 28, 1964. He graduated Willits High in 1982, and joined the US Air Force shortly after, where he served until 1986. He was best known as the friendly PG&E guy.
Tom was passionate, loyal, protective, charismatic, and curious. He loved to chat, and never met a person he didn’t want to have a conversation with, which usually made him late. He was late to everything. “Tommy Time”, we called it. He was big-hearted and full of warmth, with an infectious laugh. He gave the best hugs, and listened attentively to everything you said. Tom always noticed the little things, and made mental notes of your likes and dislikes. He kept your favorite drink in the fridge; he would sneak back into the store and buy the bauble you were looking at; and he delighted in surprising you.
He was strong-willed and easily fired up, and he defended his principles and his loved ones with ardor. His bluntness often got him in trouble. He never held anything back, and never did anything halfway. He loved to spoil his loved ones. He was a die-hard romantic, and a gentleman to his core. He always opened the door for his ladies. He was the best cheerleader—always encouraging, eager, and interested. He made you believe in yourself because he believed in you.
In no particular order, he loved: camping, fishing, abalone diving, swimming, chocolate cake, sushi, Chinese food, the Cowboys, military history, nature, people, movies, and his TV.
He is survived by his wife: Chrissy; his parents: Tom Sr. and Charlene; his sister: Stephanie; his children: Marcus (Brittany) and Clarissa; his step-children: Erica (Kevin) and Christopher; his grandchildren: Taylor, Jordan, Liam, Seth, Ethan, Jaxson, and Aria; his niece and nephew: Chloe and Jack; his cats, dog, goats, birds, and a garden; and a list of loved ones too long to continue.
He loved, unconditionally, and he was loved. We know that he would want everyone to live their life as fully as possible; to laugh and go on adventures; to love; and to eat two pieces of cake because one is never enough.
Services will be held Saturday, July 27th, 11AM at Ukiah Bible Church