Arnold Roy Keeling, 91 of Wortham, passed away on August 13, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Services Chapel, with John Smith, officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Keeling was born October 4, 1929 to Roy & Bess Calame Keeling. Upon graduation from high school, he served his country in the army in WWII and Korea. After his service, he returned to Wortham, working in his parent’s store, Keeling Grocery & Market. After that, he worked as an assistant mail carrier and then retired as a mail carrier with the postal service. He was a lifetime cattle rancher and loved telling stories and jokes.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; sons, Scott & Johnny Keeling; grandson, Shelby Carroll; his parents and sister, Delores Beirpounch. Survivors include his daughter, Stacy Johnson & husband, Nolan of Wortham; son, Kerry Dale Keeling of Houston; daughter-in-law, Dianna Keeling of Houston; granddaughters, Kasi Wright & husband, Sam and Jami Grela & husband, Tom; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Jordan, T.J., Hannah, Luke and Shelby; nieces, Mona and Jean; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Serving as pallbearers are Shane Sandhoff, Brad McReynolds, James Carroll, Tom Grela, Sam Wright, Arthur "Chunky" Busby, Bob Burney and Clint Bennett. Honorary Pallbearers are Randy Goolsby, Paul Goolsby and David Wren.
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