Tommy Keel

July 14, 1950 - November 10, 2022

Tommy Keel, 72, of Vidor, died Thursday, November 10, 2022. He was born on July 14, 1950, in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Jessie Castleman and Thomas Keel.  

Tommy worked as a machinist for Gerdau Ameristeel. He loved old hot rods, mud trucks, and grafting hybrid fruit trees. Tommy was a proud Choctaw Native American.  

Survivors include his mother, Jessie Keel; sons, William Keel, and his significant other, Jessica Hebert, of Hamshire; Michael Petrie and wife, Amy, of Vidor; Daniel Petrie and wife, Holly, of Vidor; sister, Connie Keel of Royse City; niece, Jessica Stegall and significant otherAndrew Bunn of Northfield, MN; canine companion, Molly.  

He was preceded in death by his father; aunt and uncle, Ruby and Bruce Milsap.  

Memorial contributions for Mr. Keel may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.  

 A gathering of Mr. Keel’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.  


Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • November 22, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Comments (3)

    Mark Melancon says:

    Sorry for your loss, and prayers to the family. Tommy was a good friend and helped me out several times as he did for many others. He will be missed.

    Edmond Frederick says:

    Rest in Peace Forever my Friend…
    You were always someone I looked forward to seeing and talking with…
    My sincere condolences to all his Family during this time of sorrow.
    Until we meet again, God Speed.
    Edmond Frederick
    Passion Racing

    Tammy Hamm says:

    William, please accept our deepest condolences! Tommy will be missed. He was a great neighbor and friend. Sending prayers and hugs your way!

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