Keels, Charles M. "Chuck"
May 28, 1937 - Feb. 7, 2013
Charles M. "Chuck" Keels 75, of Sarasota, Florida left this life to begin his next journey on Thursday February 7, 2013
A true native of Sarasota, Florida, Chuck was born on May 28, 1937 to parents Melton and Pauline Keels. Chuck graduated from Sarasota High School then moved forward to Florida State University with a degree in business. Chuck was well respected and recognized for his work in sales, working at Maas Brothers, Xerox, owning a Flex-Bon Paint Store, finally finding his niche in Commercial Real Estate. Chuck was one of the owners of the 1st industrial condominium developments in the Sarasota area. He was a member of The Sarasota Association of Realtors from 1986 - 2010. He was a member of The Kiwanis's Club and volunteered often for The Special Olympics. He lived his life to the fullest; he enjoyed traveling, much of the time on the water, cruising on both sail and power boats. Chuck also had a home he built and loved in Green Turtle, Abaco Bahamas. He was an avid golfer and was competitive on the course, he was one of the original members of Misty Creek Country Club. Chuck was an Incredible Man, Husband, Stepfather, Grandfather, business colleague and most importantly friend.
Survivors include his adored wife Mary P. "Molly" Keels, his four loving step daughters, Samantha Robinson (David), Virginia Beasley (Gary), Natalie Baumstark (Arend) and Kimberly B. Wolf. He also had two Step-Sons, Garrett Westfall (Cynthia) and Gregory Westfall (Mollie) Chuck had 10 much loved extraordinary grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday February 17, 2013 at The Sarasota Sailing Squadron, beginning at 4:30 PM.
In lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made in his name to: All Faith's Food Bank.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2013