J.W. Keel

March 11, 1923 – June 24, 2010

J.W. Keel, 87, of New Hope, passed away Thursday.

He was a devoted husband of 65 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grand father. He worked for Gay-Tread Mill for 36 years. The family would like to thank Hospice of North Alabama for the love and support they have extended to the family.

He was preceded in death by father, O.L. Keel, mother, Gertrude Keel, daughter, Helen Hill, son, Neal Keel, sister, Pauline Collie, and sister, Ruby Hill.

Surviving are wife, Opal Keel of New Hope, AL, daughter, Paulette (Ken) Moorman of New Hope, son, Wally (Teresa) Keel of New Hope, son-in-law, Harry Hill of Ridgeville, SC, grandson, Lamar Hill of Ridgeville, SC, granddaughter, Ashley (Harrel) Hill of New Hope, granddaughter, Kimberly Sfreddo of Somerville, SC, special nephew, Phillip Collie, brother, Kenneth Keel, brother, Billy Ray Keel, brother, Clinton Keel, sister, Leora Whorton, sister, Margie Whorton, sister, June Cooper, He is also survived by several nieces and nephews., granddaughter, Tisha Keel

Visitation will be Saturday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday at 2:00 PM with Bro. John Daniel Stapler, Denny Moore, and Mike Keel officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hayden Cemetery.


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