John Edward Kellam


Mr. John Edward Kellam, 86, husband of Florence Taylor Kellam and a resident of Belle Haven, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at his residence. A native of Belle Haven, he was the son of the late Edgar G. Kellam and the late Mary George Kellam. He was a graduate of Central High School. A retired farmer and truck driver, John Ed enjoyed traveling with his wife.

In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by two sons, Edward Lee Kellam, of Belle Haven, and Richard E. Kellam and his wife, Karen, of Hackettstown, N.J.; a brother, Richard Kellam, and his wife, June, of Greenville, S.C.; sister, Mary Margaret Brittingham, of Belle Haven; two grandchildren, Katherine Kellam and Phillip Kellam; and a dear friend, Nelson Giddens.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Kellam and Pastor Bobby Parks officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Peninsula Tractor Organization (PTO), 8104 Sunset Cove Drive, Exmore, VA 23350.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
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