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William W. Keas Jr.

August 4, 1936June 19, 2018
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William W. Keas Jr. of Portland, Tx. passed away June 19, 2018 surrounded by his family following a recent accident. He was born August 4, 1936 in Elk City, Oklahoma to William Wesley Keas, Sr. and Dovie Leath Coley Keas. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Oklahoma before joining the United States Army where he served as a Judge Adjutant General (JAG) out of Fort Hood. Proud of his service to the nation, he reached the rank of Captain. Considered the first Family Law Specialist in Corpus Christi, the Texas Bar recognized and celebrated his 50 years in the legal profession. He achieved the 32nd degree Mason in the Al Amin Shriners organization. He devoted much love and attention to his family, initiating a Labor Day tradition on the Guadalupe River that now extends to the fourth generation. Taking the grandchildren to the Texas State Fair each year was another highlight. Bill and cherished wife of 27 years Lenora, shared many adventures and SCUBA dove off Belize, kayaked, snow-skied, fished and traveled extensively in Canada, Mexico and Central America. Considered a “complete professional and loving husband,” his family recalls his intellect, sense of humor, and determination. In addition to his collection of non-fiction books are several fiction novels Bill wrote, but chose not to publish. After retiring from the legal profession, he taught law courses at Del Mar College and area universities. He was preceded in death by his parents: William W. Keas, Sr. & Dovie Coley Keas; also, a daughter, Debra Willoughby. In addition to his wife Lenora, his survivors include daughters Carol Sandoval (Jorge), Alisa Braho (Keith) and sons Nathan Keas (Karry) and Mark Kurtz (Laura Ann), along with grandchildren Kristina, Joshua, Kendra, Reece, McKenna, Ian, Carter, Chrissy, and Fitzgerald, great-grandchildren Harper and Adalynn , step-brother Charles Bannworth (Carol) and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart Road and followed by a brief reception. Rev. Larry McRorey will officiate. Graveside services at Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Del Mar College Foundation or Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be offered at www.CageMillsFuneralDirectors.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, William W. Keas Sr. and Dovie Coley Keas also, a daughter, Debra Willoughby. In addition to his wife Lenora, his survivors include Daughters: Carol Sandoval (Jorge), Alisa Braho (Keith) and Sons: Nathan Keas (Karry) and Mark Kurtz (Laura Ann), along with Grandchildren: Kristina, Joshua, Kendra, Reece, McKenna, Ian, Carter, Chrissy, and Fitzgerald, ;Great-grand-children: Harper and Adalynn; Step-brother Charles Bannworth (Carol) and many nieces and nephews.
    Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors, 4901 Everhart Road and followed by a brief reception. Rev. Larry McRorey will officiate. Graveside services at Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass will be that afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Del Mar College Foundation or Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
  • DONATIONS

  • Del Mar College Foundation or Driscoll Children's Hospital

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
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William W. Keas Jr.

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Robert Lopez

July 18, 2018

Dear Neighbor Lenora, Our Deepest Condolences on your loss. Everyday I have to bear not seing Bill during the day tasking around the house. I will never forget his deep voice that was so unique. It was an honor to been Lead HONOR GUARDS MAN and Flag presenter to You Lanora. It was and Honor for me being my first ever. May the Good Lord find you Passion and Will. May his Soul RIP.
Mr and Mrs Robert Lopez and Family.

Michael Fojtasek

June 29, 2018

Dear Mrs. Keas,

I wanted to express my sincerest condolences for your loss.

I was greatly influenced by Mr. Keas growing up and considered him a role model. I admired his humor and kindness and strive to make those qualities my own.

While I am sad that he is gone, I am glad that he was a part of my life. He will always live on in the many great memories I have of him.

During this difficult time, I pray that you may find peace and comfort.

Mike

Mike Bratten

June 25, 2018

Dear Lenora, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I know I'm among many friends who are here for you with any support you may need, prayers included.

Mark Pattillo

June 25, 2018

Dear Lenora: I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Bill. I know what a painful time this must be for you and your family, so please know that all your friends are thinking of you and yours during this time and will be there for you if we are needed.

Sincerely,

Mark P.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Reba Cardenas McNair

June 21, 2018

Dear Lenora: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I know this is a difficult time but know you and your family are in my prayers. God bless you. Sincerely, Reba Cárdenas McNair.

Loretta Hesse

June 20, 2018

Dear Lenora and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
We will fondly remember Bill's warm smile and friendly
manner.
Please know we are keeping you all close in thought and
with much love.
Loretta and Jack Hesse and family

Pat Frederick

June 20, 2018

Lenora,
I was deeply saddened to hear about your terrible loss. I hope the collective prayers from all who knew and loved you both will ease what you are going through right now and bring some comfort to you and your family.

Ann Fierova

June 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. I've worked with Lenora for many years. You and the rest of your family are most certainly in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Belinda De La Cruz

June 20, 2018

Lenora:
I'm so sorry to hear about the love of your life. The pain of losing someone so dear to you will always be with you, but please know that your family and friends are here to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or simply a listening ear. Please let us know what we can do for you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully,
Belinda De La Cruz

Mary Afuso

June 20, 2018

Lenora --

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful life you two built together. May the memories sustain you during the painful times.

You and your family are in my prayers.

Love,

Mary