OBITUARY

Robert Kyle Keelor

August 31, 1933September 12, 2021

KEELOR, Robert Kyle, 88, a lifelong resident of Dayton, was born on August 31, 1933 and departed this life on September 12, 2021. He was predeceased by his parents, Merle Kyle Keelor and Edna Marie Keelor (nee Seidenstricker). He is survived by his much older sister, Geraldine (Jerre) Abeln. He is also survived by his beautiful/much younger wife, Barbara and by six children: Rob (Jennifer), Andrew (Patricia), Elizabeth, David (Amanda), Rachel (Adam) and Rowdy (Jenna). He is also survived by his twelve beautiful/lively grandchildren: Joel & Amanda (Rob and Jennifer); Carson, Natalia and Eva (Andrew & Patricia): Sophie (Elizabeth); Selah, David, Lydia and Joanna (David and Amanda) and Hannah and Benjamin (Adam and Rachel). He is also survived by his two always starving, always devoted, and always barking dogs, Henry and Lucy. He was a 1951 graduate of Stivers H.S., a graduate of Otterbein University, a 1956 graduate of the Army Language School (Russian), in Monterey, California and a 1964 graduate of the Chase School of Law, in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He proudly served his country, for three years, in the Army Signal Corps. He was posted for 21 months, in 1957/1958, in Japan. After working at DAYCOM for 22 years, he founded in early 1982, International Display Systems, Inc. (IDS). He was Owner/President of IDS until early 2010 when he devised 1/2 ownership to his beloved son, Rob. He was still active in his exciting and travel-filled business until just shortly before his passing. He enjoyed a long, interesting and fulfilling life during which he often remarked, with thanksgiving, as to how, through all life’s trials and tribulations, he had been treated lovingly and gently by his Lord and Savior. Robert had a kind heart. He was blessed with a generous and good-humored nature- though he wasn’t nearly as funny as he thought he was. Because he simply didn’t have anything to wear, it was his wish to be cremated. It was also his wish that a PARTY be convened to celebrate not only HIS life but the BLESSINGS OF LIFE to one and all. And, it was his fondest wish that this PARTY should be OVERFLOWING with FOOD & DRINK, with MUSIC and most especially, with LAUGHTER. This CASUAL DRESS (Duh!) CELEBRATION will be held in the side yard next summer. For now, the family will receive friends Thursday, October 7th from 5-7 pm at Tobias Funeral Home, 5471 Far Hills Ave. There will be a service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 4865 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH on Friday, October 8th at 11:00 am preceded by visitation starting at 10:00am. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Services

7 October

Family will receive Friends

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45429

8 October

Family will receive Friends

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

4865 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio 45440

8 October

Service

11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

4865 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio 45440

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ANITA Stromberg

September 17, 2021

Dear Barb & Extended Family,
May God grant you His peace and comfort as you remember, fondly,
the full life of Robert....as husband, father, grand father, friend &
provider. The mention of his humor brought to mind for me a time
when he served as an usher at Emmanuel Lutheran many years ago.
I always had to smile when I saw that each time he wore his "white
sneakers" no matter what. A sense of humor is a "gift" as you all
know and perhaps what is remembered the most. GOD BLESS
ALL OF YOU! Anita Stromberg

Kamille Long

September 15, 2021

Mr. Keelor is the father of my Best friend Betsy, the day Betsy was in labor with her beautiful daughter Sophie I was in town but had a flight to leave back to Florida . Mr. Keelor was my ride to the airport that day and he kept the conversation going to help me feel comfortable. He told me of the story the day Rowdy was born at home upstairs in his and Barbara’s bedroom and he delivered his son into this world and how proud he was, I’ll never forget that car ride or dear Mr. Keelor who I will always love. God bless his family, I will be praying for the family for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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