Hi, my name is Devin, and I am fundraising in honor of my beloved uncle, Bryan Keeling.
On Thursday, December 2nd, during the routine dart and transport of a 300 lb. Barbary sheep (also known as an Aoudad), for a sale, my uncle was rammed in the chest, causing irreparable damage to his heart and lungs. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, December 5th.
His funeral will be held on December 19th at 2:30 pm at the Living Waters Church in Utopia, Texas. Reception to immediately follow at the Utopia Community Center.
He leaves behind his wife of 31 years Debbie Keeling, daughters Codi Haines and Chloe Keeling, son-in-law Philip Haines, and two granddaughters, Abigail and Grayson, as well as his mother, Elva Keeling, and siblings Robert, Sharon, John, and Carolyn and their families.
He also leaves behind a legacy of being a strong man of faith, larger-than-life, a true servant leader, and one of the most giving people this world has ever seen. He was known to give anyone the bow off his back or the meat out of his freezer. As an exotic game ranch manager, he was known for his light-hearted practical jokes, his willingness to go above and beyond to give hunters the best experience possible, and his enthusiastic story telling.
In lieu of flowers, I'm asking for people to honor Bryan's legacy by making a contribution to support his family during this difficult time, particularly these first few weeks without him. It would mean so much to me to know that Debbie would have some peace of mind in the areas of finances for her family, especially as we near the Christmas holidays, following this unexpected and tragic incident.
Medical expenses, funeral expenses, end of life costs, and other urgent financial issues can make the unexpected loss of a loved one more stressful for those closest to them.
No one should have to face this alone.
Please consider giving to support Bryan's family.
Bryan was a light in everyone's life. He never met a stranger. Let's honor him in his death as he honored us during his life.