• November 28, 2014

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William Horace Keller Jr.

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Graveside services for William Horace Keller Jr., 90, will be at 1 p.m. today at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Keller died Feb. 28, 2013. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Fort Worth. He married the love of his life, Mary Juanita Foster, on Sept. 10, 1945, and they were blessed with 67 years together.

He was an officer in the U.S. Army and traveled all over the world. In 1960, they made their permanent home in Copperas Cove, where they lived for more than 50 years.

While in the Army, Mr. Keller was part of the last active horse calvary unit. He retired from the Army in 1961 and went on to work for 20 years in civil service at Fort Hood.

They raised four wonderful children and his favorite pastimes were spending time with his wife and kids. He loved tinkering with the house and electrical items and watching the many types of birds that visited him every day. He also loved music and was a Jitter Bug Champion in Fort Worth.

He will be missed by his family and all who knew him. He will be remembered for his wonderful and mischievous sense of humor and his warm and giving heart.

Mr. Keller was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, in January 2013.

Survivors include his three loving sons, William H. (Billy) and his wife, Marj, of Denver, Colo., Robert (Bobby) and his wife, Kay, of Killeen, and Raymond and his wife, Colleen, of Georgetown; his special Daddy’s girl, Joyce Amey and her husband, Ryan, of Austin; seven grandchildren, Garrin, Chad, Courtney, Byron, Kristi, Travis and Carrie; seven grandchildren-in-laws; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Flowers may be sent to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove or memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, which is in charge of arrangements.

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