David Eagle Kellie

  • Born: June 7, 1939
  • Died: January 28, 2017
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Friend

David Eagle Kellie
77 of Indianapolis, IN went to be with his Lord and Savior January 28, 2017. He was born on June 7, 1939 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky to the late Arthur and Ollie (Dodson) Kellie .David was a graduated of Decatur Central High School in 1957.
David retired from Herff Jones as a Tool and Die Maker for 36 years retiring in 2004. He was a gifted musician playing the piano. David played professionally with some well know performers such as Al Hirt and Boots Randolph. He used this talent for the glory and honor of God by sharing this with his church, Seerley Creek Christian Church where he and his wife were long time members. Besides playing at his church for many years David played at numerous local nursing homes sharing his music with them to enjoy. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy, daughters, Kimberly Ann (Danny Brewster) Kellie, Shannon Marie (Jeff) Habermel, grandchildren, Christina, Brock, Zachary, Peyton, Daniel, Amber, Cameron, Jourdin, sisters, Dot Sprinkle, Jackie (Carl) Witt, bothers, Jesse(Edna) Kellie and Keith (Lorrie) Kellie. Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 1 PM at Valley Mills Christian Church, 5555 Kentucky Ave. Indianapolis, IN with visitation there Thursday, February 2nd 4-8 PM and one hour prior to the service on Friday. He will be laid to rest at Floral Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sandy, Kim, Shannon and all of the Kellie family.
I've tried to contact you for a while now. Sent a card last fall to what I thought might be your new address. Words cannot express how Howard and I feel. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I we'd love to be in touch.
Howard and Cindy
Heather Lloyd and children
Charity Alber and children
Jeremiah and Aet Ely
Kelli and Greg Werner and children

Posted by Howard and Cindy Ely - Greenwood, IN   April 20, 2017

Dave was my big brother. My biggest big brother. Mom said he carried me piggy back til my feet almost drug the floor. He carried me, and others in so many other ways. He never failed to be a blessing with his music and his talen as an artist be it woodwork or whatever. But I will miss his humor ,I think the most. I loved his stories. It didn't matter to me how many times I had heard them, and some were My stories, he made them funnier the way he told them. I am reminded over and over how fleeting this life is. And Dave had so much he still wanted to do. But I have to believe this; he's not playing anymore, but he's not playing any less.

Posted by Jackie Witt - Okeechobee, FL   February 21, 2017

Sorry to hear the news about Dave he will be greatly missed. His love for the Lord and his beautiful music will live in our memories forever. We send our sincere condolences to his family. Cousin Lindsey Scott

Posted by Lindsey and Judy Scott - Franklin, IN - Family   February 16, 2017

My prayers are with the family of my good friend

Posted by Dale Best - Indianapolis, IN   February 07, 2017

Dear Sandy, Kim, Shannon and family, I echo the words of many about Dave, so talented, friendly, and joyful. I decided to listen to his cd from a number of years ago to remember the good times, I'm sorry it's been so long since we've been together. The cd brought back many loving memories of singing around the piano with Dave playing for our Friendship Class and one special memory of Milton, who finally heard his favorite hymn played, "Jesus Savior Pilot Me." Dave and Sandy went to great lengths to learn and play it for him. Finally, a few more tears as I heard "He Doesn't Love Me Anymore," perhaps Dave's one and only song written and recorded (he sure nailed it). Thanks for the memories Dave of Jesus' love! And love and comfort to all his family in Jesus. Till we meet again!

Posted by Bob Hoffman - Lockport, NY - Friend   February 04, 2017

Sincere condolences to the family. Kim you are in my thoughts and prayers as you and your family lay your beloved father to rest. Find comfort in your cherished memories.

Posted by Dot & Mark Schlegel - Hagerstown, IN   February 03, 2017

It is remarkable how many lives were touched by the beautiful musical gifts and gentle personality of Dave Kellie. He was a favorite entertainer of my mother and many other residents at Westside Health Center, where he performed regularly. Dave's talents will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Sincere condolences to his family. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Elaine (Fout) Osborne and Marilyn Fout

Posted by Elaine (Fout) Osborne - Indianapolis, IN   February 02, 2017

David told me several times, "I'm just a piano player." But I feel nothing could be farther from the truth. For many he was a friend and comforter. He was a little bit of sunshine in an otherwise dismal week. His songs always told a story. His life also told a story, one of giving to others, even when he was hurting himself. He told me many times how he felt Sandy was the best thing that ever happened to him and how much he loved his girls. I know he could be a grouch sometimes but he always got over it and blessed the ones he was upset with. He was my friend and I will always appreciate how he blessed my life.

Posted by Monte Martin - Indianapolis, IN - friend   February 02, 2017

Dick and I will miss you. We grew up together from first grade through graduation. Remember you playing the piano when we were in grade school; all the popular songs of that time and you never needed to look at music. That was amazing. You were so talented and upbeat. Even last summer when we had that long phone conversation. We wish the best to your family.

Posted by Dick & Mary McCory - Melbourne, FL   February 01, 2017

He will be greatly missed. Prayers and love to the family.

Posted by Kathy Catellier - Covington, GA   February 01, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close to your heart.

Posted by Cindy Watts - Brazil, IN - Friend   February 01, 2017

Ron and I met Dave and Sandy thirteen short years ago when they became our neighbors. It wasn't long before I realized what a privilege it was to have them as neighbors and soon to be good friends. Dave was one of those rare people that you knew you would like after meeting him for the first time. He has been a blessing to many as he shared his love for the Lord and his talent as a piano player not just a piano player but a talented musician. My family was blessed to have him play at several of our family celebrations. He is loved and will be missed by many. With a heavy heart I send you my sympathies and my prayers.

Posted by Marsha Erickson - indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   February 01, 2017

A Great friend. Gave of himself unselfishly. Will cherish our visit in October 2016 forever. Can honestly say Dave used his musical talents to the Glory of God first and his friends second. Will never forget how Dave wowed the congregation at the McCoysville Presbyterian Church in McCoysville, Pa. Members asked when he was coming back for years. Thankful Sandy for your aunt gave Maxine who introduced us and giving us the pleasure of knowing you both.

Posted by Gary & Carol Zeiders - Mifflintown, PA - Friend   January 31, 2017

Sandy and family, I have such fond memories of Sunday mornings in the 80's at Seerley Creek with me on the organ and Dave on the piano. I LOVED playing with him. His musical gifts amazed and blessed me. Mark and I are so sorry for your loss and are praying for all of you in the coming days and weeks.

Posted by Jill Savage - Normal, IL - Friend   January 31, 2017


My condolences to your family. David was a special man and a talented musician. I feel blessed to have known him. My fondest memory of David was when he babysat me. I always felt like he was my older brother and I was an honorary Kellie. The whole Kellie family are a very special group of people. Heaven gained a special man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Cathy Cross Dickerson - Newberg, OR - Family Friend   January 31, 2017

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