Johnny J. Keels

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Johnny J. Keels, 70, of Conroe, Texas, went home to his Heavenly Father on March 10, 2017. Johnny was born in Crockett, Texas, to Laymon and Vadie Keels. He leaves behind his wife, Karen S. Keels; children, Angela Cramer (husband Jeff), Lance Wahls (wife Nellie); grandchildren, Benjamin Wahls, Nick Batemen, Devan Cramer, Drew Wahls, Casey Wahls and Sean Wahls. Johnny is also survived by his brother, Sammy Keels; sister, Edna Clark; brother-in-law, Tim Hanes and wife Connie; sister-in-law, Judy Wakefield; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dale Williams; and brother, Charles. Johnny also leaves behind many friends and neighbors who were always treated and loved as family. Johnny was a self-made business owner until retirement in 2008. He started working on vehicles at a very early age and continued with that passion throughout his lifetime including his time in the Marines during the Vietnam War. Johnny was honorably discharged in 1971. His mechanical expertise was sought after by many family, friends and clients even after retirement. Johnny was an ASE certified technician and owned several business locations throughout the Houston and Spring areas during his lifetime. (Some of which he built from the ground up.) He had developed many life-long friends through his over 50 years of experience and enjoyed his trips to Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Baker Jackson Classic Auctions. Johnny built his own home and helped many family and friends with their home construction. If he came across some aspect of construction or ran up against something that he didn't know how to do, he found a way to educate himself on it or rounded up someone (and they were sometimes unaware of what they were getting their selves into) to get the job done. He always had a "can do" attitude that all of his family and friends admired. Johnny's hobbies and passions included woodworking, gardening and helping anyone on any type of project. Johnny was a people person who loved his family and friends deeply and knew no strangers. His stories and fun-loving attitude will be missed by many. Remember, it is not whatever, it is "everwhat!" Johnny was a member of Mims Baptist Church. Celebration of Johnny's life will take place at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, and the funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or PTSD Foundation of America.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Mar. 15 to Mar. 28, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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