William (Bill) Edward Kells

Apr 17, 1939 - Jan 11, 2021

William (Bill) Edward Kells

April 17, 1939 - January 11, 2021


William Edward Kells, age 81, of Phoenix, AZ entered peacefully into eternity, on January 11, 2021.

He was born to the late Matthew and Emily Kells on April 17, 1939 in Freeport, New York.

At the age of 12, he relocated with his family to Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Sunnyslope High in 1956. He was employed by Valley National Bank in 1956 and retired from Bank/One as Vice President in 1996.

Bill was an active member of the Phoenix Lions Club. He began his 50 years of service in Wickenburg in 1962. In the year 2002, Bill was honored by receiving the Lions Melvin Jones Fellow, the highest honor awarded to a Lion member. Bill served as the clubs' flags for first graders chairman since 1988. Bill loved the game of Baseball including the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bills biggest love was his family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife Sharon of 43 years, and son Daniel (Vickie) Kells. He is survived by sons William (Susan) Kells, and Steven (Kim) Kells, step-daughters, Patricia Dirren and Mechelle (Buck) Maynard, and had 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, and a brother Jerry Kells. He lived his life fully devoted to his faith, family and friendships. He is deeply loved and will forever be missed.

Viewing will be at 9:00AM, Rosary will be at 9:30AM, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM at St. Paul's Catholic Church at 330 W. Coral Gables Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85023, with Burial following the Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery at 23015 Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85024, on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Phoenix Metro Lions or Hospice of the Valley.


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