Mechanic 02

Kenneth R. Sellards

January 16, 1943 ~ December 16, 2020 (age 77)


Kenneth R. Sellards, age 77, of Crum Road S.E., Sherrodsville, Ohio, died Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020 in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born January 16, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia and was the son of  the late Edgar Ray and Alberta Earthileen Horner Sellards.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bernie Sellards, Chester Sellards and Lester Sellards,  and a sister, Gloria Johnson.

He retired from the former Edgar Spring, Inc. after 30 years of working general construction.  Following retirement, he owned and operated a small private trucking company. Ken was an auto-racing enthusiast who spent much of his life around race cars.  He was a well-known fixture at Midvale Speedway where he raced competitively for about  six years. He had a high regard for anything with wheels and an engine, like motorcycles, cars, and dune buggies, or any activity that involved motorized sports.  He was fond of driving his three-wheeled motorcycle, which he built from scratch.  He faithfully followed the activities of his grandchildren, and enjoyed playing a slightly less-than-honest game of cards with his family.  He was a caring husband, father, and grandfather whom will be missed by his family and numerous friends. 

He is survived by  his wife Barbara Ann Maurer Sellards, his three children Marcus (Karen) Sellards of Sherrodsville,  Mrs.Tammy (Bryan) Burris of Dallas, Georgia, and Brock (Tricia) Sellards of Sherrodsville, his six grandchildren  Kordell Sellards and Kale Sellards, both of Sherrodsville, Bryar Burris and Taylin Burris, both of Dallas, Georgia, and Brody Sellards and Tatum Sellards, both of Sherrodsville, and a brother, Larry (Laura) Sellards of Sherrodsville.

No formal funeral service arrangements are currently planned, but the family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville has been entrusted with his cremation arrangements. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.

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A Celebration of his life will be hosted by the family at a later date.

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