Gordon Thomas Kellett II

Gordon Thomas Kellett II

November 22, 1951 ~ June 30, 2021

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.


Jackie Jones Royal

July 6, 2021, 7:07 pm

I’ve known “Tommy” forever and remember many fun times in high school and at band functions. He will be missed. Prayers and condolences to his family.

Elizabeth k Ziegler

July 6, 2021, 9:11 pm

A wonderful son husband father and brother. We will miss dearly but know he in heaven with our parents and brothers. He fought a long fight against his illnesses .
He was always upbeat about it would change the subject and talk about the vols. He kept up with everyone’s family. Tom loved sports especially the ones his children and grandchildren were participating in . Always keeping us up to date .We will miss his smile his jokes and big hugs .
Bettye and Franz and family

Terrie Moore

July 6, 2021, 9:37 pm

Well my Sweet Cousin you have received your Angel wings. You can rest peacefully with your brothers and your parents now high above the clouds . You will be missed by your loved ones here on Earth . So Please watch over them . We Love You Tommy . Love your cousin Terrie (Payne) Moore

Donna Young

July 6, 2021, 10:40 pm

You were the best big brother anyone could ever have. Love you.

Judy Jett

July 7, 2021, 1:44 pm

Tommy was a dear friend and fellow band member! He will be missed. RIP, we love you!

Ginny Latimer

July 8, 2021, 2:42 pm

Tom may you be at peace. I will always remember you with great joy and gratitude. You gave so much of yourself to your community and “ the boys” you were a model and teacher to them all. Thank you. You are greatly missed. RIP❣️

Glenn Jones

July 9, 2021, 1:45 pm

Tommy and I were good friends, working together at his parent’s drug store in Sanford. We delivered prescriptions to customers, and worked together in the store. We also trudged the “8 to 5” on the marching field, practicing for halftime shows with the Marching Seminoles. Good times! Fond memories!

David Brown

July 13, 2021, 2:17 am

Tom and I coached baseball and basketball together with his son Chris and my son Andrew. Sometimes we coached together and sometimes against each other. Those were great times.

One other great memory with Tom was when we both played in the over 40 baseball league. We got to show the kids that we coached that we still actually play!

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