Lance Warner Keeling, 1971 - 2018
Lance Warner Keeling was born June 30, 1971, in Tulsa, to Jimmy Dean Keeling and Johnnie Elizabeth (LaPorte) Keeling. He passed away on Oct. 4, 2018, at the age of 47. He was married for 16 years to the love of his life, Serenity Brooke (Vance) Keeling.
Lance was a compassionate, devoted, giving man who loved his wife and family with all his heart. He was passionate about his relationship with Jesus Christ and loved God’s people and the work of the ministry. At a very young age, Lance committed everything to God and faithfully served the Lord. He preached the Word of God without compromise and was faithful in all things. Lance can easily be described as a man who “did the best he could, gave all that he had, and loved the Lord with all of his heart!”
Lance was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Dean Keeling; grandparents Bettina Elizabeth Beck and Reverend C.W. Beck; Jolene F. LaPorte Lanham and Henry Ellsworth LaPorte.
Survivors include his wife, Serenity Brooke Vance Keeling; three sons, Chase Warner Keeling, of Tulsa, Samuel Warner Keeling, of Depew, Alexander Vance Keeling, of Depew; his mother, Johnnie Elizabeth LaPorte Keeling, of Mannford; and three brothers, Richard Dean Keeling, of Mannford, James Lloyd Keeling, of Tulsa, and Patrick Welton, of Russellville; along with many other family members and friends.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018, at the Depew Church of God, in Depew, with interment following in the Oakdale Cemetery in Depew. Reverend Bruce VonWald officiated, assisted by Reverend Randy Vance, Reverend Ludwig Indoko and Reverend Donnie Huffman, of Physician’s Choice Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home of Wellston.