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Jimmy Dean KeelingMarch 14, 1940 ~ March 22, 2017 (age 77)
Jimmy "Jim" Dean Keeling, 77, of Mannford, Oklahoma, passed away March 22nd 2017, at Integris Baptist Medical Center. Jimmy was born March 14th 1940, in Big Pond, Oklahoma, to James Bluford Keeling and Bettina Elizabeth Keeling. He graduated from Depew High School in 1958. He was married to Johnnie Elizabeth (LaPorte) Keeling, whom he loved with all his heart.
Jimmy was a hard worker and was employed as the General Foreman of Southwestern Porcelain Steel in Sand Springs, Oklahoma for 32 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. He loved his family immensely and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, James Bluford Keeling, and Bettina Elizabeth Beck; step-father Reverend C.W. Beck; grandparents, Gaspere "Jasper" Randazzo; Mary E. Cooper, and Orval Cooper. Survivors include the love of his life, Johnnie Elizabeth LaPorte Keeling; 3 sons, James Lloyd Keeling of Tulsa, Lance Warner Keeling of Tulsa, Richard Dean Keeling of Mannford; step-son, Patrick Welton of Russellville, Alabama; 9 grandchildren. He was also survived and loved dearly by his aunt, Rachel Keeling, of Davenport; uncle, Wayne Cooper, of Depew; aunt, Peggy Randazzo, of Blackwell; along with many other family members and friends.
A graveside funeral service will be held for family and friends at 2:00 pm, Friday, March 24th, 2017 at the Oakdale Cemetery in Depew, Oklahoma. Reverend Lance Keeling will be officiating, assisted by Reverend Donnie Huffman of Physician's Choice Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.