Rev. Frank C. Keels was born on November 16, 1950, in Pinewood, South Carolina, a son of W.R. Keels, Jr. and Sarah Reid Keels.
Rev. Francis “Frank” Craig Keels, 65, of Greer, passed away November 5, 2016.
Rev. Keels was a retired Southern Baptist Minister having served the following churches: Spears Creek Baptist Church, Columbia; Ashley Heights Baptist Church, North Charleston; Hopewell Baptist Church, Parkers Ferry, South Carolina; Cheraw Baptist Church, Cheraw; First Baptist Church, Morrisville, North Carolina; Clearview Baptist Church, Charleston; Westside Baptist Church, Greenwood; Rosewood Baptist Church, Columbia; Cornerstone Baptist Church, St. Cloud, Florida; and Abner Creek Baptist Church, Greer. He was the founder of Frank Keels Evangelistic Association, served on the Board of South Carolina Baptist Convention and Greer Baptist Association. Rev. Keels served as an International Missionary in Africa, Indonesia, Korea and Russia. He was a member of Burnsview Baptist Church, Greer.
Also surviving were his wife, Kathy Hair Keels of the home; two sons, Dr. Josh Keels (Sarah) of Duncan and Dr. Robbie Keels (Tara) of Greer; two brothers, Rey Keels (Barbara) of Pinewood, South Carolina and Billy Keels (Linda) of Columba; five sisters, Ginger Reyes (Patricio) of Washington, Ellen Goodroe (David) of Dacula, Georgia Sally Mewborne (Jim) of Swansea, Pat Keels of Sumter, and Shand Johnson (Steve) of Proctorville, North Carolina; and six grandchildren, Austin, Harrison, Asher, Easton, Griffin, and Graham Keels.
Rev. Keels was predeceased by one brother, MSgt. Harry Keels.
Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Burnsview Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Tim Huckaby, Rev. Steve Vasser, Dr. John Cashwell, and Rev. Herbert Brown. Burial followed in Abner Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held immediately after the graveside service at Abner Creek Baptist Church Sanctuary. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Burnsview Baptist Church Building Fund, 9690 Reidville Road, Greer, South Carolina 29651.