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William L. Keller Sr., 77

August 04, 2007

MAY 11, 1930-AUG. 2, 2007

SMITHSBURG - William Louis Keller Sr., 77, of 12023 Keller Avenue, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2007, at his home.

Born Sunday, May 11, 1930, in Samples Manor, Md., he was the son of the late James R. Keller and the late Ruth Anna Smith Keller.

He was a 1949 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army serving over 20 years including tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Korea, Mr. Keller, along with his unit, were able to cross the Yalu river into China. He then later retired from M.C.T.C. after 20 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge No 84 of Hagerstown, Md., Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion and the Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Louise Keller; one daughter, Debra Lynn Doub of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one son, William Louis Keller Jr. of Smithsburg; a sister, Barbara Keller Shaw of Smithsburg; and two grandsons.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., from the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Maryland with the Rev. Donald Haas officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Interment will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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