LOMETA (August 7, 2012)--A funeral service is scheduled Wednesday for former Lometa Mayor Charles H. "Chuck" Kelly who died Thursday at his home in Belton.
Kelly served as mayor of the City of Lometa for three terms and was a Lometa city councilman for two terms.
Kelly also was past director for the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce, served on the Central Texas Council of Governments and Temple-Fort Hood Area Communities in Schools, was a member of the Sprint-Centel Regional Citizens Advisory Committee, a director for the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lometa Lions Club and the American Legion and served as president of the Belton Baseball Association in the late 70s.
After an honorable discharge from the military, Kelly spent 50 years in radio broadcasting.
Locally, he’s best remembered for his radio morning show at Belton's former station KTON, and KOOV in Copperas Cove.
According to a family friend he was also the play-by-play and color announcer, along with Joe Lombardi, for Belton Tigers football games and later for Copperas Cove Bulldogs and Lampasas Badgers football and basketball games.
He was also a licensed realtor and a million-dollar agent with Century 21 in Copperas Cove and Killeen.
He taught telecommunications classes at the former Central Texas College in Killeen, co-owned a family restaurant in Lometa and worked as sports editor for the Lampasas Dispatch Record and until his death for the Belton Journal.
He and his wife, Zona, celebrated 46 years of marriage last month.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.