John Timothy Kellas

April 16, 1953 - April 23, 2022
John Timothy Kellas

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John Timothy Kellas, 69, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022.

He was born the youngest of 7 children in Washington, DC on April 16, 1953, to the late Floyd Henry Kellas and Muriel Robinson Kellas.

Tim was a proud veteran of the US Army serving for 17 years. After his Army career, he worked in Wilmington, NC for Sears selling appliances and outside Home Improvements, and later went to work for The Home Depot in 2003. There he sold outside Home Improvements, and when he wanted to retire and work part-time, he enjoyed working in various areas of the Store, (although his favorite was being a Home Depot “Greeter”). Tim loved People, and what a perfect job “greeting” was for him! Tim was an avid sports fan, supporting the Duke Blue Devils, Washington Redskins, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Braves, but his favorite past time was watching his son, Ian, play baseball while growing up. He was also a History Buff and loved watching the History Channel. Tim loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Devon Park United Methodist Church for many years and loved his Church Family.

Tim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Margaret Kellas; son, Ian Timothy Kellas; daughter, Melissa Muriel Simmons and her Husband Marc Simmons, and “Honorary daughter”, Christy West; grandchildren, Gabriel Simmons, Adrianna Kellas, Christian Kellas, Madison Simmons, Alexis Wigger, Malakahi West, London West, and Nala Williams (all of Wilmington); and a brother Greg Kellas of Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Remembered is a grandchild Brianna Wigger who passed away in 2015; He is also predeceased by brothers Robert Kellas, Ronnie Gilmore, Thomas Kellas, and sister Carol Kellas.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Cosgrove and his staff, and the Well Care Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Care Aids (Cassandra) for his wonderful care.

A Memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 30th, at 2pm with visitation prior from 1pm -2pm at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The Service will be led by Rev. Bill Adams and music by Rev. William Pearsall.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • April 26, 2022
    David M Read says:
    To John Timothy Kellas They always say "Never say never" However , from all the experiences we have shared together, i can whole-heartedly say Never has there been a better friendship Never have we had better memories Never has someone been a better confidant Never have we known better loyalty and regard And Never have we had more Fun and Joy from just living Thank You Tim David Read

  • April 28, 2022
    Wendy says:
    I will always cherish our conversations at work and helping you tie your apron. Rest in peace my friend.

  • April 30, 2022
    Dean Grey says:
    I worked with Tim at Sears many years and always enjoyed our conversation. You always were a great friend and I am very fortunate to have had a good friendship with you. Your love for your family was always your focus. You will be missed buddy.

  • May 03, 2022
    Elsie says:
    You will always be remembered for your genuine goodness, kind words and a smile to light up the room. Rest in the Presence of our Lord.

  • May 04, 2022
    Michael Noland and the Sears Alexandria Crew says:
    Dear Tim, Well Old Friend, I have much I would like to say, but I'm sure not enough space here. GOD brought us both upon the earth on the same day, April 16, 1953, but in His Infinite wisdom has called you home before me. I will always treasure us being part of a group of people at Sears Alexandria that were so close that they were a second family. Life interceded and we lost touch over the years, but I can honestly say that I had a passing thought of you every April 16th, hoping you were well. I fondly remember the visit to see you in Wilmington with Bob Barr, such a fun time we had! I pray that you are now within Our Lord's loving grace and are blessed with eternal peace. To Margie and your family, I send my deepest sympathies, and that GOD will comfort them in their time of loss.