Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12TH ST, Little Rock, AR


Thomas Elliott McKeller

July 10, 1937July 29, 2020

Thomas E. McKeller, 83, joined his Heavenly Father on July 29, 2020. He was born in Prescott, Arkansas, on July 10, 1937, to Thomas Olin and Maurine (Ray) McKeller. He graduated from Little Rock Central High in 1955 and attended Little Rock University for two years before beginning a 39 year career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was a Tech Sgt. for 16 years in the Arkansas Air National Guard. Tom was a 32nd degree Mason and a long-time member of the Brady Masonic Lodge, where he served as Grand Master and Chaplain. He was an avid deer hunter and a long-time member of Red Hill Hunting Club in Chidester, Arkansas. Tom obtained his private pilot’s license in 1976, and flew many hours with his job with the telephone company and for his own pleasure. He truly loved flying. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judith H. McKeller; Son, Douglas E. McKeller (Kim) of St. Johns, Florida; daughters, Kristen M. Darnell (Tim) of Conway, Arkansas; Tonye Adler (Ken) of Nashville, Tennessee; he was a wonderful “Paw Paw” to his grandchildren, Ashleigh Darnell of Conway; Samantha, Connor and Mia McKeller of St. Johns, Florida; Alexandria Adler of Nashville, Tennessee; and his brother John M. McKeller (Jennifer) of Mabelvale, Arkansas; and a niece and nephew. Graveside services with Masonic Rites will be 12:00pm, Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Forest Hills Cemetery, with the Reverend Steven Tiner officiating, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, Little Rock. Tom’s family would like to offer their heart-felt thanks to the nurses and staff of the ICU unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital for the care given to him.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020



Thomas Elliott McKeller

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C.B. Goins

August 2, 2020

When I became Master of Brady Masonic Lodge I needed to select a Chaplain for my administration. Tom was my first and obvious choice. His faith and devotion surpassed most men I have ever met. After my term ended, my successors kept him in his post and he remained there until his demise. That says volumes about a man. Farewell, my dear brother, and thank you for your wonderful service. You will be greatly missed.

Ronald J Johnson

August 1, 2020

Tom was my Boss @ SWBT years ago. I’m so sorry, may Tom, Rest In Peace.

Zack & Jessie Gray

July 31, 2020

We want to express our deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. I had the privilege of sharing an office with Tom while we worked together at Southwestern Bell & we became very good friends. Jessie & I are so sorry for your loss, y’all are in our thoughts & prayers. 😢🙏

Peggy Thompson

July 31, 2020

Judy, was so sorry to read the paper this morning and get the news on Thomas. It’s been years since we have seen you both. We had some good times back then. Thomas was always a fun person to be with. I know he will be missed. E-mail me sometime. Peggy

John Langston

July 31, 2020

We grew up in the same neighborhood and he was always there to help his friends. Beloved by and missed by all.

David Ray

July 30, 2020

Great cousin, will be missed, always upbeat an fun to be with. He's walked the stairway to heaven an now at peace.
Love an will be missed.


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