Shane 'Cookie' Keebler Memorial Fund 

Christopher Shane Keebler (1974-2021)

Shane said good bye to his wife Joni, his sons Mason and Reese, for the final time on Wednesday Morning,  April 28th, 2021.  Shane was fatally wounded after the helicopter he was piloting crashed while conducting aerial power line inspections.  His family; Joni, Mason, and Reese were his life and their happiness and security was paramount to him.  To help lift them up and provide the needed financial support during this dark time, we started this support page.  Your generous gift will provide financial security for the day to day expenses for Joni and her two sons.

Prior to his early departure for Heaven, Shane spent over 21 years in the United States Military.  Enlisting first in the United States Navy, serving 9 years as a Navy Diver.  He transitioned over to the United States Army where he learned the skill of flying helicopters.  He brought that skill to Duke Energy in 2016 and was responsible for “Keeping the Lights On” year after year as well as quick response flights in support of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael, and Hurricane Dorian, just to name a few.  Though he had thousands of flight hours and held the highest level of FAA qualifications, one would never know.  His humility was one of the many great traits Shane held dear.  

As outstanding a pilot as he was, he was a far better man. A family man first, he would always lead conversations with his wife and boys, how they were, and what they were up to. He was a ‘give the shirt off his back’ type guy.  The type of guy that showed up early, stayed late if it meant he could help the family, his friends, and the crew.   He was kind beyond measure, extending courtesies no matter how tired he may have been.   He was understanding and empathetic no matter the circumstances.  He found the good in everyone and went out of his way to tell you what your strengths were.  He was direct and to the point.  One might say "Shane kept it real".
-Fair Winds and Following Seas Shane-

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Scott Bishop 
Charlotte, NC
Joni Keebler 
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