Billy Ray Keeling

June 18, 1927 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 92)


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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January 23, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

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