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Ronald E. Keesling

October 27, 1937 ~ November 9, 2018 (age 81)
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Ronald Eugene Keesling, 81, of Gentry, Arkansas, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Washington Regional Medical Center.

Ronald was born on October 27, 1937 in Sheridan, Indiana, a son of Kenneth Gray Keesling and Edith Fern Whicker Keesling.  He married Carol Jean Hopper on June 20, 1980. Ronald worked as a Sales Manager in the Welding and Gas Industry before his retirement. He was a member of the Gentry Church of Christ, where he enjoyed singing and occasionally leading the song worship on Wednesday nights. He was an avid reader; enjoyed woodworking loved cooking and was a member of the coffee group at the Siloam Springs McDonald’s every morning. Above all Ronald was a man devoted to God, his family and his country and served with honor in the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Keesling of the home; four daughters, Lori Engel of Irving, TX, Shari Gail Benson of Bakersfield, CA ,Kendi Guy of Bakersfield, CA and Karen “Suzie” Kley of Decatur, AR; a son, Kevin Doud of Bella Vista, AR; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Eugene Keesling, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Fayetteville National Cemetery on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Arrangements are under the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign online guestbook please go to


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