A native of Summerville, he was born the son of the late John Henry Kellett and the late Carrie Cochran Kellett.
Mr. Kellett was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He retired from Thomaston Mills in 1994 with 22 years of service. At the time of his retirement he was the manager of the Peerless Division and at one point in his career was manager of both the Peerless and the Griffin Divisions.
Mr. Kellett was a past general chairman of the Textile Operating Executives of Georgia.
He was active in community affairs in both Thomaston and Upson County. He was a past chairman of the Empty Stocking Fund Raising Committee, past president of the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Thomaston Kiwanis Club and was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Kellett was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, past president of the Brotherhood and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation Committee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily White Kellett.
Survivors included his daughter and son-in-law, Laura Ann “Cricket” and Ken Latall of Atlanta; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane and Pam Kellett of Thomaston and David and Sandra Kellett of Athens; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Pam Kellett of Florida; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral graveside and interment services for were held on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery of Rockmart.
The Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Freeman Harris Funeral Home made the local announcement.