Dr. Lee D. McKellar went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, August 19, 2013. He was born July 27, 1928 in Evangeline, Louisiana the son of Joseph Morris and Cleo (Hurst) McKellar.
He was an undergraduate of Baylor University and attended the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. Upon completion of medical school Lee came to Mount Pleasant in 1957 and practiced medicine in Mount Pleasant for 56 years. Dr. McKellar loved to be with his patients and on his ranch with his cattle.
Dr. McKellar was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant where he served in many different capacities.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Delores; his children, Dr. Morris and Betsy McKellar, Mark McKellar, Zena and Larry Lawrence all of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Dr. Matthew and Jennifer McKellar of Tyler, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Ruby McKellar, and his brother, Oliver McKellar.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. Dr. Clint Davis and Dr. Matthew McKellar will officiate. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001 W Seminary Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76115 or the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 2201 Texas Hwy. 49, Mount Pleasant, Texas 75455.