David Sykes Kellar, age 72, of Hull, died on September 15, 2013.
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Born January 25, 1941, David was the son of the late William Norman Kellar and Lois Elizabeth Sykes Kellar, and was preceded in death by his brother, William "Bill" Norman Kellar Jr.
David was a 1959 graduate of Madison County High School. He attended West Georgia College, where he played tennis and basketball, for 2 years. He then transferred to the University of Georgia, and received his bachelor of science in December of 1965.
David retired in 1996, following a 30-year teaching career that included Madison County Middle School, Madison County High School, and Hart County High School. He coached football at Madison County, and coached basketball, baseball, football, and track at Hart County. He was a member of John Jones Masonic Lodge #348, in Danielsville, the Madison County Retired Teachers Association, and the Georgia Association of Educators.
David was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was a beloved teacher and friend, and had a positive impact on the lives of everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Melba Yarbrough Kellar; son, Chris, and his wife, Clare, of Suwanee; son, Matt, and his wife, Bobbi, of Colbert; sister, Betsy Barrow, of High Point, N.C.; sister-in-law, Faye Kellar, of Watkinsville; grandchildren, Shannon, Adam, and Megan, of Suwanee, and Emma and Ava, of Colbert; and several aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, at Hull Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home East, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home - East Chapel
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Sept. 17, 2013