Billy Ray Keeling, 92, of Bardstown, passed away Monday January 20, 2020 at Landmark of Bardstown. He was born June 18, 1927 in Cox’s Creek, a lifelong resident of Bardstown, served in the United States Navy during WW II, later worked in real estate and Insurance, and worked as a barber for many years.
He was a Deacon at Bardstown Baptist Church, a Mason, belonged to the American Legion, served on the draft board during the Vietnam War, was a member of the optimist club, and was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Keeling; parents, Charlie and Ted Keeling; and grandson, Andrew John Carlson.
He is survived by his two children, Erskine (Elaine) Keeling of Bardstown, and Cheryl (Graham) Carlson of Louisville; three grandchildren, Erin (John Michael) Koehler, Bradley (MerrieBeth) Carlson, and Heather Carlson; great-granddaughter, Allison Elizabeth Koehler; and great-grandson, Brody Taylor Carlson.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday January 24, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park, in Louisville. Rev. Eddie Benton and Dr. James Carroll will officiate. Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Thursday January 23 and 9 – 11 am Friday January 24 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Parkway Baptist Church.
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