Allan Lange Kell, 81, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2022.
A private service will be held later at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
A celebration of his life, open to family and close friends, will be held from 1-3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 207 E. Broadway, Fort Worth.
Allan was born August 13, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas to Ralph and Gladys (Denton) Kell, the fourth of five brothers. He attended Paschal High School before joining the U.S. Marines alongside his brother, Paul. Allan served from 1958-1962 in the 3rd Service Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, having attained the rank of Corporal E4.
He was a bird hunting and fishing enthusiast, and an expert marksman, thanks to his time as a Small Arms Specialist in the Marines. Allan enjoyed dove and quail hunting in West Texas, as well as skeet and sport shooting with friends and family as a hobby. He worked many years in property taxation, including years at the Webb Cooley Jr. and Co., Southwestern Appraisal Company, and Birdville and Fort Worth ISDs. He was also a certified member of the Institute of Property Taxation and worked as manager of the Ad Valorem Tax Department for FINA Inc. until retirement.
Allan was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Kell and Robert Kell; and son, Kirby Don Kell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Valerie Kell; daughter, Angela Kell Hastings and her two children, Bradley, and Ava; daughter, Andrea Kell; daughter, Kellie Young and husband, Wayne and their daughter, Kenley; and daughter, Alexandra Gangstead and husband, Steven and their three children, Summer, Ivy, and Miles; two brothers, Don Kell and Paul Kell; many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and close lifelong friend, Jackie Thomas.