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William Marvin Kells

March 8, 1943 — December 14, 2020

William Marvin Kells, 77, of Lipscomb died December 14, 2020 in Dodge City, Kansas.  No services are set at this time.  Arrangement and cremation are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

William Marvin Kells was born March 8, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to William M. Kells and Ellen Frances Rainwater.  He served with the United States Marines.  From an early age William loved to rodeo, hunt, and fish.  As a young man William’s dad taught him to weld. He built a contract welding business and worked in the oil field.  In the early 80’s William had enough of the oilfield and moved to his favorite lake, Lake Fork in east Texas.  William was married to Rebecca Laurie. They dated 5 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.  After twenty-three years William and Rebecca returned to the Texas Panhandle to be near Rebecca’s family.  He loved the opportunity to hunt coyotes, turkey, deer and fish in the streams of Lipscomb County.  William was a Christian man and shared recently that what was important to him was God, Rebecca, and himself.  He was the love and light for his wife Rebecca.

Survivors are wife, Rebecca Kells of Lipscomb; brother, Marvin Kells and wife Kathy of Cumming, Georgia; mother-in-law, Mary Gunn of Lipscomb; 2 sisters-in-law, Debbie Black and husband Dr. Keith Black of Pampa, Theresa Guthrie and husband Brad of Miami; 4 nephews, 2 nieces, 2 grand nephews and 3 grand nieces.    

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