The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 5, 2013

Tucker Jay Keeling

Published 10-5-13


Enid News and Eagle

TULSA, OK — Tucker Jay Keeling, 45, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at his home after a long battle with ALS.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Asbury United Methodist Church (Mason Chapel), Tulsa, Okla.  

Tucker was born March 11, 1968, in Calgary, Canada, to Vella and Jerry Keeling.

He moved with his family to Enid, Okla., in 1973, where he attended school and graduated from Enid High School in 1986.

He continued his education at Oklahoma State University.

Tucker spent many years working in Las Vegas as a blackjack dealer, but moved to Tulsa in 2002, to be closer to family.

Even during his illness, Tucker’s zest for life was infectious. He enjoyed football, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Tucker is survived by parents, Vella and Jerry Keeling of Tulsa; his sister, Tina Winzeler and husband Doug of Oklahoma City; his brother, Terry Keeling and wife Jennifer of Tulsa; sons, Jeremy and Chase; four nephews; three nieces; and best friend, Darren Froemming.

In lieu of flowers, contributions benefitting Tucker’s sons can be made to the Tucker Keeling Memorial Fund account at Bank of Oklahoma.

Kennedy-Kennard Funeral & Cremation, Broken Arrow, Okla., (918) 251-5331, Kennedycares.com.

(Submitted by family)