Richard Allan McKellar, 80, of Wilson passed away Monday, August 3, 2015, after a few months of declining health. His service was conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Wilson with interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Asheboro.
Richard devoted his entire career to the dairy industry, beginning with his graduation from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Dairy Science. Richard held several management positions within the dairy industry. Richard served as president of the North Carolina Dairy Foundation Board and has been a CVDP board member for successive years.
Richard was a founding member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Arden. He was very active with civic organizations including leadership positions. He received an award from the Rotary for twenty-six years of perfect attendance. Richard served as president of the Wilson Rotary and Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 7720. Richard was an avid golfer and he enjoyed traveling with his loving wife, Mary.
Richard is survived by his wife, Mary Eva Griffin McKellar. They celebrated their 50th year wedding anniversary, June 13, 2015.
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Memorials may be directed to the Richard McKellar Scholarship Fund at the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 3184, Wilson, NC 27895 and condolences to PO Box 1974, Wilson, NC 27894.