KEELER, William Henry III (M.D.) age 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was born in Greensburg, PA, on March 19, 1928 to William Henry and Elizabeth Noel Keeler. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After graduating from Washington-Jefferson College, he later earned his Doctorate from Temple University and then trained at the University of Michigan. During his 50 years as a surgeon, specializing in joint replacement, he served as both the Head of Orthopedics and Chief of Staff at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Dr. Keeler enjoyed golf, tennis, swimming and boating. Having served as President of Lakewood Country Club in St. Petersburg, and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club in Highland, NC, he was also an active member in Vinoy Country Club, St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Sunset Country Club. He was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Louise Holmes Keeler; daughter, Terri Ann Burke of Atlanta, GA; sons, Will (Lisa) Keeler of Tampa, and Tommy (Billie) Keeler of Newberry; grandchildren, Lizzy and Ben Keeler, Logan & Patrick Burke and Michael & Spencer Keeler; and great-granddaughter, Braelynn Faith Keeler. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 29th, at 3 pm, at the Village Chapel located at 8000 NW 27th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials in the name of William Keeler to the Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main St., High Springs, FL 32643. Arrangements are under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home WestArea, 823 NW 143rd Street. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuneralhome.com. For further information: Williams-Thomas W. Area (352)376-7556.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 27, 2013