Billy Frank Kellum, Sr.

April 25, 1942 - May 24, 2021

Billy Frank Kellum, Sr., 79, of Kountze, died Monday, May 24, 2021. He was born on April 25,1942, in Jasper, to Katie Vandver Kellum and Marshall Bolton Kellum.

Billy graduated from Kountze High School in 1961. The caption for Billy in his senior yearbook is a quote by William Shakespeare and reads, “Men of few words are the best men.” This could not be more true of Billy. He was a man of few words, but his actions spoke clearly, and simply put, he was the best. Billy was an employee of MeadWestvaco in Evadale for over 40 years.

Those that knew Billy thought so much of him. He was well liked and respected by so many. Anyone that knew Billy had a friend in him. He would give anything he could to help a friend in need and never refused help to anyone. His family could not be more proud or blessed to call him Dad.

Billy loved his family and showed his love for them in many ways. He showed his love by working hard to make sure his family always had what they needed, by sharing his wisdom in the advice he gave, and by creating countless fond memories that both family and friends will continue to cherish. Some memories are more unique and personal like his warm smiles, BIG hugs, and strong but gentle hands. Many memories were made doing the things he loved. He loved the lake, the creeks, really any body of water. He loved everything about camping. He loved being in the woods whether he was hunting or just sitting around a campfire. He loved gardening, and to hear him talk, his was the best! He loved anything to do with the outdoors and had a deep respect and appreciation for nature. He had a love of music and dancing, and could cut a rug! Billy loved life, and his life was well lived.

Survivors include his children, Theressa Jones and her husband, Kenneth, of Jasper; Melissa Jones and her husband, Wayne Schram, of Kountze; Latricia Chambers and her husband, Reverend James Chambers, of Jasper; Tami Eddins and her husband, Allen, and Billy Frank Kellum, Jr., all of Silsbee; Misti Woodson and her husband, Woody, of Lumberton; and Clint Kellum and his wife, Jennifer, of Kountze; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Tommy Kellum and his wife, Linda, of Silsbee; Jerry Kellum and his wife, Marian, of Kountze; and Charles Kellum and his wife, Elaine, and Sharon Overstreet, all of Honey Island. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Evelyn Kellum.

Visitation for Billy will be at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 28, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His memorial service will follow his visitation at 10:00 a.m. Billy’s committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov

Video

Download Keepsake

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Memorial Service

Memorial Service
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 05/28/2021
  • 10:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 05/28/2021
  • 1:07 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments
Jheri Thrasher

I’m so sorry. Bully was one of dads best friends.we all had lots of good times . Made lots of memories

Rhonda Thrasher

So sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories, so many good times. He was a great friend to me and Chris.

Debbie Short

So sorry for your family's loss!! RIP MR. KELLUM

Mary Swearingen

Prayers for the Family at this difficult time..

Wanda Harwell and Kenneth

We are so very sorry about Billy’s passing! Pray God wraps his loving arms around each of you and gives you peace and comfort! Sending hugs and love with our prayers!