Thomas Woodrow “Woody” Kellett was born the son of Beverly J. Kellett and Grace Aileen (Farless) Kellett on October 4, 1955, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and departed this life January 10, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 60 years.
He was united in marriage on May 1, 1998, at Salem, Arkansas, to Mary Sue Whitter.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kellett of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two daughters, Angel Dawn Whitter and fiancé, Mike Mabes of Woodlawn, Tennessee, and Grace Devita Cerutti and husband, Stephen of Thayer, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Whitney McDaniel, Dylan McDaniel, Colten Gann, Hailey Gann, Emily Gann, Logan Gann, Allison Mabes, Ashley Halley, Kaitlyn Cerutti, and Lacee Cerutti; one sister, Marion Brown of Thayer, Missouri; two nieces, Crystal Brown and Alisha Brown; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, B.J. and Grace Kellett, and one granddaughter, Brooklyn Cerutti.
Woody was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was an auto-body repair man by trade and co-owned and operated M&K Pawn Shop at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas for several years.
He loved motorcycles and riding with good friends in a toy run or weekend getaway. He was a member of F.O.R.R., Stateline, Kinsmen and Rebel Riders Motorcycle Clubs. He also enjoyed fishing on the Lake and competing in bass tournaments.
He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will be truly be missed by his family and many friends.