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A dear friend from the past, I had no idea he and Debbie had moved back to Jacksonville. Malinda and I spent several great times visiting them and I have tons of memories of Autocrossing with Ad. He was a great member of the Buccaneer Region SCCA and a dear friend.
Reese and Deena Smith
Sending our deep, heartfelt love and condolences to Debbie and the family. Ad will be missed by all!
We are so very sorry to hear of Ad's passing. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and co-workers from the entire Rush Truck Leasing team.
Very sorry for your loss. Will always remember Ad’s dry humor.
I have so enjoyed knowing Ad over the last 40+ years first as Debbie's husband and an auto enthusiast that matched so well with my husband! They had many pleasurable hours "licking fenders" and talking cars! Then as a father. He was such a kind and loving dad who was so proud of Sarah and Scott! Then as a grandfather he was so enamored with his three grandkids and his grand dogs too.Will forever love and miss this man and his tongue in cheek humor. Huge hugs to all the family. Ange
Addison "Ad" Kellogg
Addison (Ad) passed away December 28, 2022 at his home in Fernandina Beach. Ad was born January 15, 1947 in Kansas City, MO, the son of John Lindsley Kellogg and Martha Crosbie Kellogg. He graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, KS, in 1965. He went on to the University of Kansas, where he majored in business and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was a lifelong KU Jayhawk basketball fan and a Kansas City Chiefs football fan.
He married Deborah (Debbie) Doak on July 24, 1971. They moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1972, where he began his career in sales and management in the wholesale plumbing supply industry with Horne Wilson. He moved to Frederick, MD, and to Philadelphia, while with Ferguson Enterprises. In 1989 Ad and Debbie returned to Jacksonville with Hajoca Corporation/Gorman Company. They moved to Fernandina Beach in 2003. Ad was still working until shortly before his death.
In his younger years he enjoyed amateur car racing in his MGA, MGB, Datsun 240Z and Porsche 944. When his children arrived, his attention turned to them. He enjoyed all of their activities, including watching Scott play soccer, coaching Sarah’s softball team and watching Sarah swim in middle school and high school. He was a devoted dad, who loved his children beyond measure.
Ad and Debbie enjoyed traveling and were fortunate enough to have had many amazing trips in recent years – America’s Canyonlands, Cape Cod, South Africa, river cruising on both the Danube and Rhine Rivers, Italy and, most recently, a trip to Portugal and Spain. However, his favorite place in the world was sitting on the porch at their beach house, visiting with family and friends!
Ad will be remembered for his great sense of humor and kindness. He was humble and eternally optimistic. He was loved by many and will be missed by many.
Ad is survived by his wife Debbie of Fernandina Beach; as well as his daughter, Sarah (Kellogg) Giddens and her husband Adam Giddens of Jacksonville, FL; and his son, Scott Kellogg and his wife Miranda of Fernandina Beach. He leaves behind three beloved grandchildren – Isabel, Wesley and Chloe Giddens of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by his sister, Marty Pilger and her family of Sharon Springs, KS and cousins, Larry Ferree, Janet Burton, and Mary Ann Weyforth of Leawood, KS, along with their families.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 5 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Oxley Heard in Fernandina Beach. A memorial service will be Friday, January 6 at 2:00pm in the Burgess Chapel at Oxley Heard. Ad will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Council on Aging in Fernandina Beach or any charity of your choice.