Rev. Willard L. “Bluey” Kellough, 74, of Chillicothe, went to be with his Lord 8:07 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Adena Regional Medical Center, unexpectedly.
He was born November 1, 1946, in Ross County, to the late Robert and Bertha Williamson Kellough. On June 21, 1966, he married the former Carolyn Sue Johnson, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Brian L. Kellough, of Chillicothe, Terena (Mark) Borland, of Chillicothe and Brandy (Ernie) Rumfield, of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren, Jeremy Kellough, Evan (Meagan) Kellough, Nate Inman, Chelci Borland, Allison (Corey) Cottrill, Zachary (Samantha) Rumfield and Taylor Rumfield; several great-grandchildren, including his "sidekick", Avery Rumfield, and Cayne Cottrill; sisters, Marcella Shoemaker, Phyllis Gragg, both of Chillicothe, Carolyn Miller, of Bourneville and Linda (Gary) Cockrell, of Chillicothe; brothers, Robert (Sharon) Kellough, of Chillicothe and Keith Kellough, of Jacksonville, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Kenny Davis, of Chillicothe. He was predeceased by sisters, Beatrice Phipps and Anna Mae Davis; an infant brother, Everett Kellough; a sister-in-law, Judy Kellough; and brothers-in-law, Jack Miller, Bill Shoemaker, Billy Gragg and James Phipps.
Willard was a member of Shady Glen C.C.C.U. and served as pastor for 23 years. He was owner and operator of the former Kellough Construction Company. He was a former employee of the former Brewer and Brewer Construction Company and former employee of Ratzlaff and Son Construction Company.
Willard was the Best Pastor, Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather, and Friend you could ask for. He was always there for anyone in need. You never had to ask. To describe him as a hard worker would be an understatement. No Job would ever be left unfinished or not completed ahead of schedule. Preaching gods word and Ministering to the lost was his greatest Gift. He was deeply devoted to Sue. They had a bond that was unbreakable. Their nicknames for each other were Peanut Butter & Jelly. You can’t have one without the other. Willard loved being a Grandfather. Spending time with his grandkids and teaching them life skills was something he cherished. Each child held a special place in his heart. He was the pillar that kept our family strong. There are no words to express his influence on many lives. He will deeply be missed
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021 in the Shady Glen C.C.C.U. with Rev. Danny Campbell and Rev. Rick Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m.at the church prior to the service on Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
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