TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Nov 18, 2013

Former Jasper city attorney Paul DeWitt Kelly Jr. died Saturday (Nov. 16). He was 86. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and its law school, Kelly was a descendant of Alexander Kelly, one of the founders of the state of Tennessee. He practiced law in Jasper as both a solo practitioner and a partner in Kelly and Kelly Attorneys, where he remained of counsel after his retirement. Kelly was active in the profession, serving as a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Foundation and Marion County Bar Association, which he also led as president. A private burial was to be held at Forest Hills Cemetery today. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. A reception will follow, the Chattanoogan reports.