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Evan  Richard Keel
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Obituary for Evan Richard Keel

Evan Richard Keel, 77, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Evan was born in Wayne County, NC on November 22, 1940 to the late Paul Keel and Eleanor Williams Keel. He was a graduate of New Hope High School and was a teacher with the Wayne County Public School System for thirty three years. Evan was a member and a board member of the Belfast Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He also was member of the Goldsboro Rifles, which is a division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and a lifetime member of the NRA. He was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for twenty six years. He was known for his love of photography, cars, especially Ford Mustangs, and history. Evan loved his family and they were foremost to him. He will be greatly missed especially by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and his extended Keel and Gardner family.

A service to celebrate Evan’s life will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Sandy Schaller and Rev. Liz Hounshell officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Interment will be Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Wayne Memorial Park.

Evan is survived by his wife of fifty three years, Beverly Gardner Keel; son, Bryant Keel and wife, Kim of Pikeville; and his grandchildren, Rylee Keel, Mason Keel and Bella Keel. He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Keel of Goldsboro; brother, Stanley Keel and wife, Janice of Danville, Va.; and sister-in-law, Lynda Keel of Goldsboro.

In addition to his parents, Evan was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Kenneth Keel.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Funeral Service

Thursday

11

Jan

3:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Visitation

Thursday

11

Jan

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Graveside

Friday

12

Jan

11:00 AM
Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333

Cemetery Details

Location

Wayne Memorial Park

2925 U.S. Hwy. 117 South
Dudley, NC 28333


Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Cures for the Colors, SMOC

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