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“So sorry to hear of Joel's passing- we are cousins-in-law .My late husband Cash and Daves late wife MaryJane were cousins of Jim. Your family is in...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ellen Kellay - Augusta, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Joel's passing. He was a trusted friend and was always there for us.Melissa and him were like family to us. I'll never...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mildred Hooper - Tampa, FL

“I am so sorry for the passing of Joel.I hope in the days ahead all of you will find peace and comfort in your hearts. I hold on to all the good...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Nicole Hardin - Stevensville, MI

“So sorry for your heartbreak and families loss. Joel will truly be missed ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kelly Bodell

“Too soon ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Todd Calkins - Morganton, NC

“To the Kellay FamilyWe was so sorry to hear of your loss of Joel, lean on family and friend, remember all the happy times. Our prayer are with you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Lee and Lina Justice Battle Creek

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
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“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
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Joel D. Kellay, 46, of Battle Creek, died March 9, 2019 at his residence. Joel was born December 10, 1972 in Battle Creek to James and Sandra (Chalfant) Kellay. He attended Pennfield High School and worked at Rosler Metal Finishing. He loved music and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed 4-wheelers and driving his four-wheel drive van.

Joel married Melissa Landers in 2003, who survives. Also surviving are their two children; Joseph and Jayce Kellay; his mother, Sandra (Rick) Anderson; his father, James (Sue) Kellay; a sister, Hope (Craig) Kohler and a brother, James (Christine) Kellay, Jr. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A memorial service to celebrate Joel's life will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:30 p.m. Personal messages for the family may be placed at