William Stacy Kellum, Sr.

Funeral services for William Stacy Kellum, Sr. of Greenville will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.  He died June 5, 2012 at his residence at Magnolia Gardens.  Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.

Stacy Kellum, Sr., was born February 23, 1916 near Shaw, Mississippi to William L. Kellum and  Stella Riddell Kellum.  Stacy was a 1934 graduate of Shaw High School and a 1938 graduate of Millsaps College.  While at Millsaps College he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he served as President for the 1937/1938 school year.  He was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.  Stacy was discharged as a Major from the U.S. Army in 1946 after serving six years of active duty.  During World War II he served as an artillery Captain in the 77th Division, participating in several combat operations in the Pacific and the occupation of Japan.  He received the Bronze Star Medal for bravery during the invasion of the Philippines. Stacy married Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Kellum, of Hollandale, MS May 1, 1942.  Upon discharge from the military, he worked for Pan American Petroleum in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Kellums relocated to Hollandale, MS in 1949 where he opened his own oil distributorship.  In 1982, he became co-owner with his brother Bill Kellum, of Durfold, Incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi where he served as president.  He retired in 1997. He continued to live in Greenville, Mississippi, where he remained active in church and community activities.   Stacy was a member of the Hollandale Methodist Church and later, the First United Methodist Church of Greenville where he taught Sunday school for over fifty years.  During his lifetime, Stacy served as President of the Oil Jobbers Association, and was a member of the Washington County School Board (1954-1973), Hollandale Lion’s Club, and the Greenville Rotary Club among others. Stacy enjoyed recounting his World War II experiences with various groups around the State including the World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and his many friends.   Stacy Kellum was preceded in death by his parents: William L. Kellum and  Stella Riddell Kellum, his brothers: Boyd Kellum, Bill Kellum, and James Kellum, his wife: Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Kellum and is survived by his two children: William Stacy Kellum Jr. (Janet) and Sarah Elizabeth Lockhart (Walter) and his grandchildren:  William Stacy Kellum, III, David Christopher Kellum, Mary Kirk Lockhart and Joseph Franklin Kellum, his sister Juanita Kellum of Jackson, Mississippi, and his many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation is scheduled for 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 8 at the church. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to First United Methodist Church of Greenville or The Institutional Advancement of Millsaps College, 1701 North State Street, 39210-3001.