The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 111 Walnut Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Johnny Kleckley was born March 26, 1931 to the late Eddie Lee McKellar and Georgia Bogan. His brothers, James McKellar and Leonard McKellar, preceded him in death.
Johnny was educated at the Flint River Farms School of Montezuma, Georgia. In his adult life, Johnny worked driving trucks for Haugabook Oil Company. Years later, he tirelessly worked with Southern Frozen Foods of Montezuma in the Field Department and various areas within the company until his retirement. Although retired, Johnny would still be seen up early drinking coffee and having breakfast with friends in Montezuma. He also enjoyed attending the meeting of Jehovah’s Witnesses with his wife, Eva Kleckley, to whom he was married to for 55 years. She preceded him in death.
Johnny leaves many fond memories in the hearts of those who knew him, but especially his family: his devoted children - daughters, Linda Kleckley Hankerson, Carla Kleckley both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Jeshanah “Shan” Kleckley, Americus, Georgia; sons: Donnie Kleckley and Tommy J. Kleckley (Ruby), all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; three loyal grandchildren: Harold Hankerson, Jr. (Lazetta), Marietta, Georgia, Stacey Mathis (Timothy), Fort Valley, Georgia, and Candace Kleckley, Oglethorpe, Georgia; affectionate great-grands, includes: Simone Hankerson, Hailey Hankerson, Harold Hankerson III all of Marietta, Georgia and Timberly Mathis, Fort Valley, Georgia; brothers, Thomas J. McKellar (Lois), Atlanta, Georgia and Ricky McKellar, Oglethorpe, Georgia; sister, Essie Mae Kirven (Leroy), Waterbury, Connecticut; a dearly loved sister-in-law, Eddie Ruth “Honey” Haugabook, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends of the Haugabook, McKellar, and Bogan families.