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Harry Keel

May 10, 1938 ~ January 27, 2020 (age 81)

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MSgt. (Ret) Harry Keel, age 81, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully after a courageous battle of various illnesses on January 27, 2020.  Harry Keel was born in Statesboro, GA to George and Annabell (Fennell) Keel.  He was married to Nellie Keel for 60 years.  Harry was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather.  He is survived by his wife, Nellie; children, Victor, Renwick, Tonda (Willie), Harry W.,Donna (Kenneth); brother, Robert (Louiser) Keel; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Harry’s hobbies included fishing, traveling and Sudoku puzzles.  He served faithfully and honorably 23 years in the United States Air Force and proceeded to serve an additional 20 years in the Department of Defense.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Emerald Coast Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 A.M. with burial to follow at Heritage Gardens Cemetery with full military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 31, 2020.

The family would like to express our appreciation to Roseanna Blankenship for providing excellent care to our family in time of need.  

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 31, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Reception
Saturday
February 1, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547