April 18, 2024
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William Marvin Kells

1943 – 2020

William Marvin Kells, 77, of Lipscomb, died on December 14, 2020, in Dodge City, Kansas. He was born on March 8, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, to William M. Kells and Ellen Frances Rainwater. 

Mr. Kells served with the United States Marines. From an early age, he loved to rodeo, hunt and fish. As a young man, his dad taught him to weld. He built a contract welding business and worked in the oil fields. In the early 80s, he moved to his favorite lake, Lake Fork. 

He was married to Rebecca Laurie. They dated five years prior to being married for 38 years. Together they built a successful business adventure on Lake Fork, consisting of a marina, a guide business, restaurant, motel and a convenience store. He was a hard-working man who loved to hunt and fish on the weekends. 

He and his wife returned to the Texas Panhandle to be near her family. He loved the opportunity to hunt coyotes, turkey, deer and fish in the streams of Lipscomb County. He was a Christian man.

Mr. Kells is survived by his wife of Lipscomb; brother, Marvin Kells and wife Kathy of Cumming, Georgia; mother-in-law, Mary Gunn of Lipscomb; sisters-in-law, Debbie Black and husband Dr. Keith Black of Pampa, Theresa Guthrie and husband Brad of Miami; four nephews, two nieces; two grand-nephews; and three grand-nieces.  

No services are set at this time. Sign the online guest register at www.carmichael-what leyofcanadian.com. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.