Kevin Keeler, age 52, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born Aug. 18, 1966, in Marshfield, Missouri, the son of Dale and Edith (Samuel) Keeler.
On July 4, 2003, Kevin was united in marriage to Brenda Gentile in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Kevin was a longtime employee for Webster County Road District, where he successfully operated a road grader for 28 years. In addition to being a hard-working employee, Kevin also visited his elderly mother every day at the nursing home, where he shared meals and conversation with other residents and staff. He was always a familiar face with a warm smile and enjoyed being a very devoted son. In his spare time, Kevin enjoyed fishing and hunting, and his summer pleasure was selling watermelons from the Missouri Bootheel. Kevin will be sadly missed, but his memory will live on forever in the hearts of his family members and friends.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Brenda; his 90-year-old mother, Edith Keeler; two sisters, Kristi Taylor and husband Vaughn, and Pam Cantrell; two brothers, Gary Keeler and Randy Cantrell and wife Jodina; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doc and Evelyn Gentile; brother-in-law, Charley Gentile and wife Karen; sister-in-law, Chris Ronan and husband Brent; and several special nieces and nephews who dearly loved their Uncle Kevin.
Kevin was preceded in death by his dad, Dale Keeler, and by a brother, Ron Cantrell.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Temple Baptist Church, 431 South Olive, Marshfield, Missouri. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnefamilyfunerals.com.