James (Jim) Ray Kellar, 83, Kissimmee, Florida, entered the gates of glory on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 while hospitalized in Cody, Wyoming during a tour of the Western US. He sought to encourage others to create a heritage that will honor Jesus Christ and His example, to have a servant heart, and to embolden God's people to bring others to Christ. Born June 5, 1938, Jim was a graduate of Everett High School and the University of Tennessee followed by a 30-year career as a TVA Electrical Engineer. Graduating from Johnson University following TVA retirement, he served in Christian Church ministries in Tennessee and South Carolina. He worked extensively in volunteer ministries with Johnson University (TN & FL), churches in TN, FL, SC, NC, and MT and was also a volunteer at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel Ray Kellar and Mary Teffeteller Kellar, son Charles Ray Kellar and grandson James Forrest Kellar. He is survived by his wife of 62+ years, Clara Leah McCammon Kellar of Kissimmee, FL; sister Wanda (Frank) McCarter of Rockford, TN; daughter Gloria (Robert) Stickney of Winston-Salem, NC; son Paul (Holly) Kellar and grandson Peyton of Jackson, TN; Grandsons: David (Ginni) Stickney and great-grand-daughter Kennedy of Kansas City, MO; and Jonathan Stickney of Windham, ME. Visitation will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00, Prospect Baptist Church, 519 Prospect Road, Walland, TN. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 with Interment at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions payable to: Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Dr., Knoxville, TN 37998 and designate the Charles Kellar Scholarship Fund. The service will be live-streamed on Prospect Baptist Church Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/PBCTN. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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