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Emmit "Woody" Keeling

October 16, 1938 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 79)
Emmit "Woody" Keeling, 79, of Maumelle passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was born October 16, 1938 in Marianna, Arkansas to Louis and Mildred Keeling.
He graduated from Marianna High School, worked in sales, nursing home administration and owned an import, export packaging business. He lived in Indianapolis for 42 years and returned to Arkansas in 2012, where he retired in Maumelle. After retirement Woody worked at Dillard's part time. He worked 30 hours the week before he entered the hospital on June 4, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Monroe Keeling; and sister, Judith Webb. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma J. Keeling; and sisters, Virginia Jones, Brenda Wilson and Vivian Bryant.
Woody was a true southern gentleman. He was gentle, kind, gracious and always thinking about others. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Health Transplant Institute Program, 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 13, 2018 at Smith - North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114.
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Memorial Service

AUG 13. 2:00 PM

Smith - North Little Rock Funeral Home

1921 Main Street

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72114

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