Don Keeland

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don Keeland, a resident of Springdale, AR, was born September 15, 1950 in Berryville, AR, a son of Martin Carroll and Edith Marie (Jennings) Keeland. He departed this life Friday, May 15, 2009 in Springdale, AR, at the age of 58.

On June 28, 1974 he was united in marriage with Donna L. Edmondson who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one daughter, Michelle and husband Aaron Black of Springdale, AR; two brothers, Kenneth Keeland and wife Kathryn and Jimmy Keeland and wife Sharon, all of Berryville, AR; one sister, Marianna and husband Harl Smith of Berryville, AR; two grandchildren, Taylor and Alex, both of Springdale, AR; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Keeland attended the Calvary Chapel in Rogers, AR. He was decorated for service in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Seattle from 1969-1971 where he toured Italy and France. Transferring in 1971 to the Navy Reserves, he worked at the V.A. Hospital in Fayetteville, AR. He returned to active duty in 1990 to serve in Desert Storm. He later retired from the U.S. Navy and from the V.A. Hospital in 1996. He also enjoyed restoring RV's and loved camping.

Memorial services will be 20 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Reverend Keith Butler officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.