William Thurston â€śTutâ€ť McKell, passed away on June 19, 2011 at his residence in Nashville, Tenn.Â He was born November 2, 1961.Â
Â He graduated from Mississippi State University and bled maroon and white.Â He worked as a graduate assistant trainer for the Mississippi State University football team.Â He was probably best known as a lifeguard/swimming instructor at Moncrief Park in Starkville.Â He was also self-employed as a personal trainer in the country music industry in Nashville, Tenn.Â He and his dad shared a love and talent for the guitar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill McKell and Faye Bailey McKell.
Â He is survived by his daughter, Jordan Bailey McKell of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Daphne McKell of Nashville, Tenn.; uncles, Jim McKell of Starkville and Frank Golden; aunts, Betty Smith of Alaska, Jan Smith (Mike), Sybil Huffman, Judy Shurden all of Starkville.Â He also leaves many beloved friends.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, with the memorial service immediately following in the funeral home chapel.
You can go online and sign the guest register at http://www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com.