The family of Mr. Keltner will be receiving friends Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home. The funeral Service, conducted by the Rev. David Hesson, is Friday at 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church at 415 W. Main St. in Lebanon. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at the church. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery following the service.
David Keltner, age 54, passed away on April 3, 2014.
Mr. Keltner was very active in the community. He served in Leadership Wilson, beginning in the class of 1996, then on the board of directors from 2000-07, president of LWA from 2000-02, treasurer of the board 2002-03, vice president 2003-04, and president of the board from 2004-05. He served as Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club president in 1999 and 2000; he was a member of the Rotary from May 1996-June 2010. Mr. Keltner served on the Chamber board from 1998-00 and as Education chair in 1999 and 2000. Under Dave’s leadership, the Friend of Education Award was implemented. In 2001, Dave was awarded the Business Person of the Year Award for his work and professional business leadership with Prospect, Inc. and awarded the Friend of Education Award in 2003.
Mr. Keltner was born in Columbia Ky. He earned a bachelor of arts in sociology, minor in human services, cum laude from Western Kentucky University, a master of arts in child development and family living from Western Kentucky University. He was president and CEO of Cerqa at the time of his passing. Previously he worked as director of marketing at Prospect and was vice president for MediaMail.
He is survived by his wife, Tanda Keltner; daughter, Brandy (Kyle) Spicer; parents, Simpson and Alma Keltner; siblings, Peggy (Gary) Curry and Bill (Sondra) Keltner; nephews, Jason Curry, Michael (Amanda) Keltner; and niece, Sarah Keltner.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Spicer, Shawn Fox, Doug Philyaw, Gary Campbell, Ben Benjamin, John Ferrell, Carl Kluetz and Steve Beins. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Keltner, Michael Keltner, Gary Curry, Jason Curry and Roger Farley. Memorial donations may be sent to Dave Keltner Fund, Lebanon Breakfast Rotary, PO Box 544, Lebanon TN, 37088.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393, obits 615-758-8818.