Bill Keck, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in Hays.
He was born Feb. 23, 1924 to Teed and Iva (Elbidge) Keck in Enid, Okla. Keck served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He married Billie Jean Railing Nov. 28, 1948 in Dodge City.
Keck was a long-time businessman in Colby owning the Gamble True Value Hardware store from 1971-1994. He served as a Colby City Councilman, Colby Chamber of Commerce President, and a Rotary member. He was a member of the Colby United Methodist Church, and was just an all around good guy.
His parents, several siblings, and a son, Mike, precede Bill in death.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean; two sons Alan (Linda), Emporia, and David (Terri), Colby; five grandchildren, Kari, Casey (Jessica), Colter, Kaylee Keck, and Stacy (Daniel) Gonzalez; one great grandson, Aidan; daughter-in-law Betty Keck, Salina; sister in law Melva Deane Turley, Dodge City; brother in law Larry (Carrol) Railing, Pollock Pines, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the Colby United Methodist Church. Private burial will follow at a later date. Memorials can be made to the church in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby KS 67701. Condolences: baalmannmortuary.com