William “Bill” Kellam (2018-11-16 16:14:49)

William “Bill” Kellam passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:09 am in Charlotte.

He was born December 21, 1937 in Greensboro, North Carolina, to Verna Jeanette Hewitt Kellam and William Julius Kellam, Sr., Bill was a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Class of 1960) and UNC School of Law (Class of 1963). He remained a faithful Tar Heel fan his entire life. He had a long and prestigious law career – along the way he inspired many and was admired by many. His quick wit, gracious sense of humor, and calm demeanor brought joy to all those around him. He was “the type of guy that never had a bad thing to say about anybody,” according to an old friend. He loved his dogs (especially Mr. Kellam), a nice glass of wine, and the sound of a well-built German automobile. He took great pleasure in all of God’s creatures, the deer that came through the backyard in the evening, and the red birds.

But most of all he loved his family and friends including his wife Lynn, her mother Velma, his sons Bo and Carlisle (Catherine), his young grandchildren, his sister Carol (Jim), his niece Ashley (Neill), and many, many, more. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers: work hard, be kind, and make a toast to enduring friendships – Bill would have wanted that.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday, November 16, 2018 at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203.

Funeral Service will be 10 am Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Hankins & Whittington Chapel. Interment will follow at Cove Creek Baptist Church, Boone, NC.

Online condolences may be sent to the Kellam family at

Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home, in Charlotte, and Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.