James "Jim" Ray Kellar

06/17/1942 - 09/16/2023


Obituary For James "Jim" Ray Kellar

We are sad to announce the passing of James “Jim” Ray Kellar of Brevard. He died at the age of 81 on September 16th, 2023, surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 17, 1942. He was preceded in death by his spouse of 59 years Mary Kellar, his parents, Paul and Lois Kellar, and his brothers, Teddy and Ronnie Kellar.

He is survived by his brother Robert (Sara) Kellar. Daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Pressley and Lynn (Randy) Sprinkle and those who called him Grandfather, the loves of his life; grandchildren, Promise (Zach), Megan (Trevor), Ashleigh (Chris) and Destinee. Great grandchildren Liam, Parker, and Jayden.

At the age of 19, Jim was a founding member of Brevard Rescue Squad, later named Transylvania County Rescued Squad, where he continued to serve on the board of directors until his passing.

A memorial service will be held at One Church on September 24, 2023, at 2 p.m. Officiated by Pastor Dave Blackburn. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flower, the family requests donations be made to the Transylvania County Rescue Squad. Donation can be mailed to PO Box 562 Brevard NC 28712, or by CLICKING HERE.

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