Aubrey Milton Keal

aubrey keal
ARLINGTON -- Aubrey M. Keal, 84 passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Interment: Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 608 N. Elm St., Arlington, Texas 76011. Aubrey was born June 27, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo. He was raised on a small farm in Offerle, Kan., near Dodge City, Kan. After graduating from high school he briefly attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., before joining the Navy during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Parham, on June 15, 1951, at the bride's farmhouse home in southeast Arlington. They moved to Lubbock, where Aubrey attended Texas Tech University in the Civil Engineering Department. In 1962, Aubrey and Mary Ann moved back to Arlington, where Aubrey opened an insurance company and commercial real estate company in downtown Arlington. Aubrey retired in 2012 after 50 years in business to be with Mary Ann full time. The commercial real estate company is still located in downtown Arlington and owned by one of Aubrey's sons. Aubrey was active in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Boys Club of Arlington and a member of the Great Southwest Rotary Club and Downtown Arlington Rotary Club. Aubrey and Mary are charter members of Trinity United Methodist Church. Aubrey will truly be missed as a loving husband, father and grandfather. The family would like to thank Dr. Fred Bishop and the Arlington Memorial Hospital staff of the Community Hospice of Texas for their loving care to Aubrey and his family during Aubrey's illness. Survivors: His wife of 61 years, Mary Ann; sons, Brad Keal and his wife, Laura, of Fort Worth and David Keal and Katina Wagner, of Arlington; brother, Forrest "Frosty" Paul of Hays, Kan.; granddaughter, Jessica Wall and husband, Roger; grandsons, Calvin Keal and his wife, Rachel, of Knoxville, Tenn., Stewart Keal of Arlington and Joshua Wagner of Arlington; longtime best friends, Bill Reeves and Gary Cumbie; and Aubrey's dog, Gracie. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Hello,Aunt Ann,although we have never met,we were family for 21 years.Jr’s exwife,Aleyia and Alana’mother.I am truly sorry for his loss.There are truly no words that will soothe you now.But know there is love all around you.I am sorry we couldn’t have been family but there was someone in the way….Please give my heartfelt sorrow for the boys.Much love Carmella

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