Thurman Keeler, 93 of Vernon, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Lawton, Okla. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Brian Pounds
Keeler was born Sunday, Feb. 19, 1922 in Denton. He was the son of the late George Mitchell Keeler and the late Myrtle Hampton Keeler. He had lived most of his life in Vernon. He served in the United States Army 1942-1945 He was a paratrooper, serving in Normandy, Ardennes and Rhineland. He was recipient of the EAME Campaign Medal with four Bronze and Bronze Arrowhead, a Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Badge and Victory Ribbon, and four Overseas Service Bars. He loved fishing. He had spent the last 12 years in the Lawton – Ft. Sill Veteran’s Center in Lawton.
He is survived by his sisters, Stella Burke, Elsie Rutledge and Ruby Gunning, all of Vernon; his brothers, George Keeler of Vernon, Paul Keeler of Electra, and Bill Keeler of Benbrook; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Glenn, Maudie Christian, Mary Phillips, and his brothers Frank Keeler and Garland (Skinny) Keeler.
Memorials can be made to favorite charity.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday until service time at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.