David Bart Keeling Jr., born Sept. 3, 1940, entered into eternal life Dec. 28, 2012. He was the oldest son born to David and Mary Keeling. Bart was a 1958 graduate of Tyler High School in Tyler, where he spent most of his life. He and his wife of 10 years, Pat Saleh, also from Tyler, spent the last several years in retirement in Arroyo City. They were able to spend their time together hunting and fishing, lifelong hobbies of Bart's. Bart also served his community in Arroyo City as a volunteer firefighter as well as a South Texas hunting and fishing guide to many whom he loved.
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In addition to Pat, Bart is survived by his four children and their families: Davey Keeling, Darren Bart Keeling, Kay Kay Keeling White and Tiffani Keeling Shelton; grand-children, Kayla, Ashley, Emily and Elizabeth Keeling, Justin and Taylor White, Bridgette Schwank, Michelle Reed and Adam Fillman.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 30, 2012