Obituary: Ray Keeling

Ray Keeling age 75, of Arkadelphia, went to his eternal home in heaven on Friday, April 8, 2022.

He was born February 6, 1947, one of 14 children to A.A. and Temoria Hammonds Keeling. Ray was a member of Third Street Baptist Church and was a self-employed contractor for many years.

Ray served in the Arkansas National Guard and graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Parks & Rec Management. He loved his grandkids and family very much. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars and loved trading them.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, and thirteen siblings.

Survivors are his wife of thirty-six years whom he loved and adored, Sharon Short Keeling; his children, Paula Keeling of Arkadelphia, Gary Ray Keeling of Dardanelle; Ragina (Scott) Spears of Danville, and Susie Keeling of Dardanelle; ten grandchildren, Shane Keeling, James (Rachael) Whittle, Jacob Keeling, Jared Keeling, Morgan Keeling, Taylor Keeling, Raychel (T. J.) Rose, Garrett Spears, Jenna Keeling and Jordyn Higgins; six great-grandchildren, Clayton Whittle, Raliegh Blankenship, Bricelyn Blankenship, Stetson Ray Rose, Scottlyn Jade Rose and Skye Keeling.  

Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Copeland Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Shane Chancellor officiating.

Pallbearers will be Shane Keeling, James Whittle, Scotty Short, Jared Keeling, Garrett Spears and Randy Keeling.

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