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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
John Kellam

John Robert "Gu Gu" Kellam

Wednesday, April 18th, 1951 - Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, God, in his infinite wisdom, called our brother, John Robert Kellam, home to his final resting place. “Johnny” or “John Boy”, as he was called by family and friends, was born on April 18, 1951 in Nelsonia, Virginia. He was the seventh child and fifth son of the late Floyd M. and Clarissa L. Finney Kellam.

Johnny was educated in the Accomack County Public school system and later acquired technical training in the Job Corp. To emulate his big brother, Johnny joined the United States Navy to realize his dream to be a sailor and travel the world. At the end of his military service, Johnny returned to the Eastern Shore. He worked in several local industries before his retirement from Sharp Energy.

Left to cherish his memories are: a son, Thomas J. (LaShammia) Kellam of Scott Air Force Base, IL; and two grandsons, Thomas J. Kellam, Jr. and Jordon Williams. His son, Robert Erwin Kellam, preceded him in death in 2003. Johnny and his late wife, Sharon, raised two of their nieces, Brittney and Bernadette, from toddlers to adults.

Left to cherish his memories fondly are his eight siblings, James I. Kellam, Jacksonville, FL;, Joan K. Johnson, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence D. (Marie) Kellam, Irvington, NJ, Jean K. (Larry) Baugh, Jacksonville, FL, George A. Kellam, Milledgeville, GA, Joy K. (Jon) Tyler, Tasley, VA, Alvin K. Kellam, New Church, VA, and Jacqueline E. Dennis, Parksley, VA. Johnny will be sorely missed by a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and his friend and dedicated caretaker, Ida.

Our brother possessed many talents and skills. Most remembered was his passion for American history, geography, and politics. Our nieces, nephews, and cousins fondly recount the car trips and the geography lessons during their many excursions. His sisters will miss the intense and passionate political discussions with “John Boy.”

We thank everyone who assisted our brother during his illness. A very special “shout out” to cousins, Howard and Bertha Northam and Darnell Fleming, for their patience, perseverance, and love!
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Service Details

  • First Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    Address
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    Address
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting

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Marc Tyler

Posted at 12:52pm
To my Uncle John. I will always remember you as a great person and I will truly miss you. To the all of the Kellam family, you are in our prayers here. The Tyler's-Georgia.
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TERESA BROWN

Posted at 10:06pm
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE KELLAM FAMILY ROBERT & TERESA BROWN POWDER SPRINGS, GA.
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Edith Mcclamy

Posted at 09:52pm
SO Sorry for you loss.. Find comfort at Revelations 21: 3,4..
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Fadale Northan

Posted at 03:48pm
Rest easy UNCLE JOHNNY, Thanks for all the love and pushing us all to be smart, intelligent, and fun loving people! Say hi to rob for me.... FIDO
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Margaret Rantz

Posted at 08:35am
To the family of Johnny Kellam , So very sorry to hear the sad news . Johnny and Sharon were our neighbors in Keller for many years . They moved across from us in 1970. We both shared the same age .WE both were dog lovers , his Thor and our Tangi . Johnny was always a close friend . He would always look out for my home and my family when we would be out of town. If I needed his help in any way , Johnny was there to assist . Johnny was a true Yankee fan , as well as myself . We always enjoyed the summer when his family would come to visit and a picnic was sure to happen. We were like family . Johnny would always pick up the phone to call and let us know when he was going to be away and we would do the same. Johnny , our Dear Friend , rest in peace and know you will be missed by so many . With our sincere love and affection from , Margaret, Mindi and Ashlynn and of course Sam .
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