Lawrence David Kellogg Jr.

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Lawrence David Kellogg, Jr.

Lawrence David Kellogg, Jr., died peacefully in his sleep on November 2, 2012, in Miramar Beach, Florida. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Wooten Kellogg, whom he married in 1965.

David was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, March 16, 1935, to Josephine Solverson and Lawrence Kellogg, Sr.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Virginia (Nia) Kellogg of Miramar Beach, Florida; a son, Lawrence, his wife Jeanne, her daughter, Grace, and their two children, Josephine and Mary Palmer, residents of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; a sister, Marilyn Banks Martin of Boynton Beach, Florida and Walloon Lake, Michigan; a sister-in-law, Jean Wooten Stater of Marrero, Louisiana; one aunt, Joyce Kellogg of Monroe, Louisiana; five nephews, one niece, and their ten children.

David grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, and completed his formal education at the National Hardwood Association's McLure Lumber School in Memphis, Tennessee. He joined the L. D. Kellogg Lumber Company thereafter and, upon his father's death, succeeded him as president. During his working career he was a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association, the Southern Hardwood Lumber Association, and served on the board of directors of the Guaranty Bank & Trust.

His commitment to Central Louisiana was most evident in his work with Rapides United Givers, serving as campaign co-chair and later president; with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, serving as treasurer for 25 years; and the Alexandria Golf and Country Club, serving on the board of directors, as a long-time member of the leadership team for the Deep South Four Ball Tournament, and as an enthusiastic and passionate golfer.

A lifelong Episcopalian, he was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, where he assumed a range of responsibilities dating from its establishment as a mission in 1959.

David was a second generation summer resident of Walloon Lake, Michigan, and delighted in introducing his children and later his granddaughters to the pleasures of cool summers, clear water, and outrageous family stories.

The funeral service will be Saturday, November 10, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Interment will be in the church's columbarium, a project he chaired in the 1980s. Visitation will be at the Parish Hall following the funeral. Arrangements are under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Timothy's Church, 2627 Horseshoe Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301 or a .

Online notes of condolences may be expressed to the family and sent to kramerfunerals@aol.com.

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Published in The Town Talk from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012
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