Roy Vance Keeling was taken from this earth to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. He began his battle with cancer in July 2017, and suffered a heart attack while in the hospital. Between treatments, he was able to enjoy his family and friends until he fell asleep without a struggle on April 8.
He was born in Durant, Oklahoma, on Feb. 20, 1935. His parents are James Garley Keeling (deceased) and Jennie Vance Keeling, (deceased). His brothers and sisters are James Marshall Keeling, (deceased), Bobbie Lee (Mae) Keeling, (deceased), Don (Sue) Keeling, deceased, Joyce (Bill) Fuller, Jerry (Linda) Keeling, Billy John (Mary Lou) Keeling, Carol (Gene) Masters, Kenneth (Leigh) Keeling and Gayla (Ray) Dickson.
He graduated from Southeastern State College, Durant, Oklahoma in 1956. He married Dorothy Louise Richardson August 8, 1957, in Sour Lake, Texas.
He served in the U.S. Army at Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah, (1958-59) and continued working there for over 40 years, becoming Director of Information Management for many years. His division was instrumental in making great strides in modernizing and installing state of the art equipment, rapidly advancing the growth of data processing at Dugway Proving Ground. He had a brilliant staff and was very proud of the people that worked under him, always giving credit to them for the superb job they did in every aspect of their work.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Richardson Keeling; his sons, Marshall Dean and Michael Vance Keeling and their spouses Kristina and Gloria Keeling. Very dear to him are his grandchildren Brady and Becca Keeling, Amanda and Chase Anderson, Joshua and Maely Keeling, Jacob and Kimberly Keeling, Chloe Rose Keeling, Carson Vance Keeling and Great Granddaughter Jane Marie Anderson and Great Grandson Baby Keeling.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 580 S. Main, Tooele, Utah, on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. with a visitation prior to the service from 10-10:50 a.m. Interment will be at the Tooele Cemetery following the service.
Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the church immediately following graveside services.