Floyd M Keefer

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Floyd M Keefer

  • Birth unknown Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 28 Aug 2010 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 57953455

Floyd Milroy "Mel" Keefer, 63, of Amarillo died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St., with Victor Contreras officiating. Military honors will be by the Fort Hood Honor Guard.

SFC Retired Keefer was born July 25, 1947, in Middleport, Ohio. He moved to Amarillo in 1999 from Fayetteville, N.C.

Mr. Keefer joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 5, 1966. He served with the 173rd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. He received numerous medals and commendations, including the Master Parachute Badge, the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1988.

After retiring from the Army, Mr. Keefer worked as a truck driver for several different companies including Conway Freight.

Mr. Keefer helped raise Alex Boyles, whom he lovingly referred to as Little Man, and Alex called him My Mel.

Survivors include his loving companion, Elma Roby of Amarillo; her grandson, Alex Boyles of Amarillo; two sons, Butch Keefer and wife Linda of Superior, Colo., and Jeremy Keefer and wife Rachel Goodnow of Brighton, Colo.; their mother, Sarah Keefer of Denver; four grandchildren, Domonic Keefer, Ariel Keefer, Jayce Keefer and Jenelle Keefer; two sisters, Susie Smith and Lily Browning, both of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a brother, Howard "Bill" Keefer of Houston.

Sign the online guest book at www.rectorfuneralhome.com.

Amarillo Globe-News, Aug. 31, 2010


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  • Created by: Janice Williams Langley
  • Added: 31 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57953455
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