Wilburn Thomas Keel, Sr. (Billy)

November 8, 2020

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With deep sadness and much love, the family of Wilburn Thomas Keel Sr. (Billy) of Conyers, GA announce his peaceful passing on November 8, 2020.  He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi on August 13, 1938 to Pleasant and Polly Keel.  He was a truly inspiring person that radiated happiness to everyone he encountered.  Billy was a gracious and loving family man as well as an accomplished businessman.  After traveling for over 25 years as a successful salesman in the footwear industry, he was elected president of the Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association by his peers.  Soon after, he and his wife, Dede established K and D Shoes which has since grown into a fantastic local shoe store over the past 25 years.  Billy loved spending time with his family and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.  


Billy is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of 61 years, Dede Keel; sons, Tom and David; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister Dottie Keel and numerous other relatives and friends.


Billy was predeceased by his mother, father, and sister, Barbara Brown.


A private funeral service to honor Mr. Keel will be held Friday, November 13, 2020, at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Rev. Dan Dixon officiating and interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. 


Flowers are accepted or a donation in Mr. Keel’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. 


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