Lathom McCrae Kelley, 25, died unexpectedly on September 10th, 2022, in a kayaking accident just off the coast of Guemes Island, WA. He was born September 7, 1997, in Honolulu, HI, the son of Lincoln Kelley and Shawna Hunsaker Kelley.
Lathom graduated from Coupeville High School, class of 2016. Following graduation, he earned an Auto and Diesel Technology II Associates Degree from Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, AZ. He served as a lead technician at Halterman’s on a team repairing RVs. He, Ashley Barbour, and her son, Beau, formed a beautiful, young family until the time of the accident.
If you knew Lathom, you knew he enjoyed life and in his presence, you probably did too! His strength and energy exceeded the confines of every space he occupied. His ability to conjure up some kind of crazy stunt or be encouraged to follow through kept the Kelley household on the edge of our seats. We know this is a shock to you all, as it is for us. He will always resonate in our hearts and minds and will be dearly missed.
He was predeceased by grandmother Kathy Hohnstein, grandfather Bobby Mitchael Kelley, and uncle Wesley Hammer. He is survived by immediate family Ashley and Beau Barbour, parents Shawna Kelley, Lincoln Kelley, Brad Barbour, Janet Barbour, brother Brandon Kelley, grandmother Thelma Kelley, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of life is planned for 1:00 pm on October 22, 2022, in the Coupeville Recreation Hall at 901 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, 98239. The family requests that a few special photos, videos, and stories, if you have them, be submitted to them for inclusion.