James Keeling

James "Jim" Keeling

Friday, January 5th, 1945 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Jim (James) Keeling, 75, of Atkins, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, at his home. He was born January 5, 1945, in Manila, son of the late J.T. and Rozella Keeling.

He was a man of many talents, and was a maintenance mechanic for 30 years at Ladish Co. He was an avid sportsman, a champion archer, great outdoorsman and talented fisherman. He could fix anything that we broke, or whatever Ma told him to. He leaves behind an amazing legacy of love for his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Keeling; and two siblings, Jesse Keeling and Henrietta Partain.

He is survived by his children, Jeff and Patsy Keeling, Johnny and Tabatha Keeling, Sherri and Keith Childers, Regena and Ray English, and Jamie and Jenny Keeling; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 siblings, Marilyn Keeling and Glen Keeling.

A private family memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, May 25 with arrangements under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

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Posted at 12:32am
Duffy and Patsy,
Have known Jim since he was a teenager. The Keelings were a wonderful family and were always so 'southern'
friendly. I remember once Jim brought a squirrel home to 'Grannys' for supper. She wasn't happy. Obviously the last years
have shown what a determined constitution your Dad had, Duff! He isn't suffering any more. You, Patsy and the girls
stay strong through this. With love, understanding and memories. Aunt Margo

Mary French

Posted at 02:47pm
I loved me some Pa 💗, my neighbor and friend .He always had time to visit with me and gave me a beautiful start it Hosta, that came from his mom’s yard because he knew my love of plants . Enjoy Heaven Pa 💗

Carolyn English

Posted at 04:41pm
We had several great family get togethers over the years and really enjoyed seeing and spending time with Jim He was a great guy and will be terribly missed

Barbara Jackson-Haney

Posted at 04:18pm
Jamie & Jenny

Lonnie and I are very sorry for your loss. Dads are always near and dear to us. Please let us know if you or your family need anything. We are there with you in spirit.

Lonnie & Barbara Haney

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