HULL - David Sykes Kellar, 72, died Sunday, September 15, 2013.
Born January 25, 1941, he was the son of the late William Norman and Lois Elizabeth Sykes Kellar and was preceded in death by a brother, William (Bill) Norman Kellar, Jr.
David was a 1959 graduate of Madison County High School. He attended West Georgia College for two years, where he played tennis and basketball. He transferred to University of Georgia, receiving his Bachelor of Science in December, 1965. David retired in 1996 following a 30-year teaching career including Madison County Middle School, Madison County High School and Hart County High School. He coached basketball, baseball, football and track at Hart County and football at Madison County. He was a member of John Jones Masonic Lodge #348 in Danielsville, a member of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association, and Georgia Association of Educators. David was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather, loved ones stated. 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, Suwanee; son, Matt and his wife Bobbi, Colbert; sister, Betsy Barrow, High Point, N.C.; sister-in-law, Faye Kellar, Watkinsville; grandchildren, Shannon, Adam, and Megan, Suwanee, and Emma and Ava, Colbert; and several aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at Hull Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Crowe officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, September 17, from 6 until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.