Richard Lee Keese, 76, of Medina, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Kerrville. He was born September 17, 1944, in Kerrville to Howell Keese and Stella Henderson Keese, the second of four children.
Richard graduated from Kerrville Tivy High School in 1962. After school, he enlisted in the US Air Force. During his enlistment, he served in Southeast Asia as a radar operator.
He started his career in the oil and gas industry and used his GI Bill to graduate college from Sul Ross in 1970 with a BS in Business Administration.
He met his wife Sherrie while in college and they were married in Monahans, Texas on January 3rd, 1970. They were blessed to add their two sons, Hal and John, to this union. The birth of their two grandsons, Call and Cord, added more joy.
Richard served fourteen years in the Texas National Guard. He retired from the oil and gas industry in 2015. He also served Bandera County as Precinct 3 Commissioner for three terms, a total of 12 years.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sherrie of 50 plus years of Medina; his oldest son, Howell (Hal) Keese of Medina; and his youngest son, John Keese and his wife Angie of LaVernia; his grandsons, Call and Cord Keese of La Vernia; brother, Keith Keese and sister, Karen Keese, both of Medina; father-in-law, John E. Miller Sr. of Bandera; brother-in-law, John (Jay) Miller Jr. and wife Patricia of Pipe Creek; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howell and Stella Keese; his brother, Orville Keese; and his mother-in-law, Peggy B Miller.
Funeral services were scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, September 6th, at Oak Rest Cemetery in Medina.
Pallbearers were Tom Carpenter, David Rees, Henry Hubble, Jamie Bocock, Neal Keiser, and Andy Lautzenheiser. Honorary pallbearers are John (Jay) E Miller Jr., Bob Bocock and Allen Stieler.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Peterson Hospice of Kerrville, Medina Library, or Medina First Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent online at www. grimesfuneralchapels. com.
Funeral services are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels in Kerrville.