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Services for Olen Clifton Keeling, 70, of Fittstown are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Randall Miller and John Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery near Stonewall.
Mr. Keeling passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Gerty to Oliver Calvin and Edna Rosalee Abercrombie Keeling. He attended schools at Gerty and graduated from Gerty High School. He also attended Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
He married Donna Vick April 30, 1975. Mr. Keeling was a self-employed roofer and rancher. He was an avid sportsman and rancher who loved baseball and basketball. Mr. Keeling was of the Baptist faith and served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; two sons, Donald Everrett Keeling of Fittstown and Oliver Chane Keeling and his wife, Jenny, of Vanoss; two daughters, Jenilee Champion and her husband, Brett, of Ada and Hallie Jackson and her husband, Cody, of Stonewall; his grandsons, Okie Chance Keeling, Augustus Cole Champion and Newton Creed Jackson; a brother, James Garley Keeling and his wife, Sonya, of Old River, Texas; and three sisters, Oleva Bratton of Louisiana, Essie Howard of Wynnewood and Mignon "Mickey" Williams of Van Alstyne, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Ophie Horton, Connie Harris, Pauline Daavis, Lola Sullivan and Bethenia Howard; and five brothers, Willard Keeling, Dorsey Keeling, Dewey Keeling, C.C. Keeling and Donald Ray Keeling.
Bearers will be Garley Keeling, Don Keeling, Chane Keeling, Brett Champion, Cody Jackson and Bobby Howard.
Honorary bearers will be Coach Bill Johnson, Charlie Lewis, H.D. Hester, Mickey Hightower, Lyndell Ellis, Truman Doyle, Willard Little, Johnny Bailey, Cheyenne Stanley, Leon Snider and Morris Wainscott.
Published on May 24, 2017
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