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Forrest "Frosty" Keeler

October 13, 1940 — December 19, 2023



The morning of December 19, 2023, before the sun rose Forrest V. Keeler ascended to heaven. Frosty, as he was known, was born in the Big Ben Community of Osage County, Oklahoma on the 13th of October 1940. He was the fourth child born to Forrest and Clara Deloris (Douglass) Keeler. He then attended school at Grayhorse, Claremore, and Garfield Elementary in  Ponca City. He then attended school in Burbank, Okla, graduating high school in 1959.

He married Beverly Arlene (Gaye) Laye in 1959. They had three children, Lisa, Scott, and Tracy.
He remarried in 1990 to Nancy Lee (Dye) Puckett who brought two children into the family Kaye and Ricky.
In 1962 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He became a cryptographer and was deployed with the 30650c TSSQ to Turkey on the Russian border during the Cold War.

He was recruited by the CIA but did not join due to not wanting to be in such a dangerous position and having a wife and two children at that time.

He began working for IBM and became a Senior Customer Service Engineer. He was with IBM for 33years.
He was everyone’s “go to” man. He could do everything and fix everything.

He enjoyed hunting. He was a Mason and Shriner with the Grayhorse Lodge #124. He held every office and was very active with them.

He loved babies and they loved him. He was loved by all his nieces and nephews and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Nancy, his three children, Lisa of Tulsa, Scott of Fairfax, and Tracy (Keeler) and Charles Ridings of Zionsville, Indiana, and his two step children Kay (Puckett) and Kenneth Smith of Fort Smith Arkansas and Ricky and Cindy Puckett of Fairfax. Also, his grandchildren Forrest, Charles, Brett, and Paige Ridings, Eddie Keeler, Tony and Kara Smith, Christopher, Tiffany, Tyler, Steven, and Emma Puckett. Great grandchildren Bella, Marcie, Judith, Cadeyn, Chloe, Olivia, and Kinsley.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Charles and Lester. He is survived by siblings Clifford and Bonnie, Syl and Jo, Neoma and Frank, and Berry and Sharon, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

A  Funeral Service will be held  Friday, December 22, 2023, at 2 pm in the First Christian Church, Fairfax with Pastor Russ Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Pixley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Eric Keeler, Justin Keeler, Matthew Scott, Joe Rice, Ricky Puckett, and Scott Keeler. Honorary pallbearers include Bud Kendrick, Tracy Richardson, Berry Keeler, Clif Keeler, Syl Keeler, Brandon Keeler, and Frank Culp.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home. Online condolences may be done at 

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

10:30am - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Hunsaker Wooten Funeral Home

201 N 4th St, Fairfax, OK 74637

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)


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Friday, December 22, 2023

Pixley Cemetery, Fairfax


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