Posted: Monday, January 3, 2011 3:37 pm
The Messenger, January 3, 2011
Leonard Jackson “Jack” Keeling Jr., 88, of Union City died Jan. 1, 2011, at his home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Long officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be family members: Jack Jernigan, Dr. Wright Jernigan, Tristan Jernigan, Stephen Shikle, Brian Etz and Warren Hopper. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Hardee’s Coffee Club, members of the Carlton Sunday School Class at Union City First Baptist Church and Bill Stephenson, Logan Gray and Dr. Howard Ragsdale.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Baptist Church.
He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Searcy County, Ark., son of the late Jennie Lucille (Stephenson) and Leonard Jackson Keeling Sr. He married the former Arlene Marshall Aug. 28, 1943. She survives. He received his master’s degree from the University of Arkansas and had been an administrator for the Archer Daniels Midland Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Union City First Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for the Carlton Sunday School Class. He was also a Rotarian.
He is also survived by his daughter, Jean Jernigan of Union City; his son, Jack Keeling of Memphis; six grandchildren, Dr. Wright Jernigan, Jenny Hurt and Jack Jernigan, all of Union City, and Kim Shikle, Jessica Hopper and Jackie Etz, all of Memphis; 13 great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Amberline LeCompte of Springfield, Mo., Lucille Horton of Marshall, Ark., and Carrol Thomas of St. Joe, Ark.; and his brother, Joe Keeling of North Little Rock, Ark.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.