Lt. Col. David Woodrow Keeling (Retired), age 93 of Adams, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at his home. Mr. Keeling was born April 2, 1920 in Springfield, Ky. to the late Herbert Franklin and Eva Cheatham Keeling. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he was a pilot, having served in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War and was a recipient of two Bronze Stars. After his military career, he retired from General Electric as a purchasing agent and Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, and he was a Christian. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Yadon Keeling; a son, David Fredrick Keeling; a grandson, Michael Chappell; and a brother, Eugene Wesley Keeling.
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He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Renee Keeling Pellaton of Concord, Ca. and Linda Jean Keeling Chappell of Adams; two brothers, Leo Keeling and John Edward Keeling, both of Springfield, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Field of Michigan; four grandchildren, Douglas Chappell, Laura Pellaton, Eric Keeling, and Davis Keeling; and two great grandchildren.
Private Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with Reverend Ken Gillespie officiating and with full military honors.
The family request memorial contributions are made to the Wounded Warrior Project. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home. (615) 384-0036
Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Robertson County Funeral Home
2201 Memorial Blvd.
Springfield, TN 37172
Published in The Springfield Sun on Jan. 29, 2014