DELTONA, FL – Tom Kellett, 69, passed away peacefully at home on June 30, 2021. He was born on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 1951 to Gordon T. Kellett & Bettye McDonough Kellett in Birmingham, Alabama.
Tom lived in St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN during his childhood where he spent countless hours at the family-owned Incline Drug store. He graduated from Seminole High School in Sanford, FL where he was a member of the marching band. As a young adult, Tom put his musical talent to work and played in a local band; always wanting to be the life of the party. Tom married his loving and dedicated wife, Marchelle Olliff, from Sanford, FL on May 4, 1974.
He worked in sales positions for most of his life, but his most notable role was “Coach” or “Captain” to many young athletes. He lived for the opportunity to coach, mentor, and officiate youth baseball, basketball, and football for Deltona Little League, Volusia County Parks & Recreation, and Deltona High School.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marchelle Olliff Kellett; his three children, Alisha Zarbo (Joe) of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Christopher Kellett (Katie) of Fleming Island, FL, and Brittany Kellett (Juan) of Deltona, FL; his five grandchildren, Calea Kellett, Colton Kellett, Juan Berroa Jr, Jiolani Berroa, and Juelz Berroa; his sisters, Bettye Ziegler (Franz), Donna Young, Shelby Hodges (Mike), and Melody Kellett; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon T. Kellett and Bettye McDonough Kellett and his two brothers Marty Kellett and Randy Kellett.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a youth sports organization of your choice in Tom’s memory.
A casual visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday July 25, 2021 between 1-4 pm at “Venue 142”, 142 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720, located in the heart of the historical downtown area.