Roy E.


Roy E. "Gene" Keeler, Goodman, MO, entered into rest September 5, 2019 after a short illness. Gene was born November 13, 1926, in Splitlog, MO, to Peter and Alice (Brown) Keeler.
He lived most of his life in the Goodman and Neosho area. Gene was a lineman for New Mac Electric Company, retiring after 30 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; a wonderful gardener; and loved to golf and play BINGO. He was a member of Goodman First Baptist Church.
Gene and Mary Anna Landon were married June 15, 1946. She preceded him in death on March 5, 1996.
He is survived by three children, Danny Keeler and wife, Vicki, of Neosho, Kenneth Keeler and wife, Karen, of Arkansas City, KS, and Gary Keeler, of Joplin; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren, with one additional great-grandchild on the way. In addition to his wife, Gene was preceded in death by one son, Terry Keeler; one daughter, Linda Keeler; and nine siblings.
Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, September 9, at Goodman First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Banner Cemetery, Splitlog. Visitation will be 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions in honor of Gene may be made to Goodman First Baptist Church, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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