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Franklin Keithly, Jr.


Franklin Lee “Frankie” Keithly, Jr., 55, Iola, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Windsor Place.
Frankie was born June 16, 1958, in Ulysses, the son of Franklin Lee and Doris (Bell) Keithly, Sr. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1976.
On June 18, 1976, Frankie married Debra Kay Turner in Iola, where they have always made their home. He worked as a truck driver for Consolidated Oil Well Service and was currently driving for Pacer Marketing, L.L.C. in Humboldt.
Frankie enjoyed reading, making model trucks, boating and being with family.
Survivors are his wife of almost 37 years, Debra Kay Keithly; two sons, Jeffrey Lee Keithly and wife, Karen, Iola, and Andrew Wayne Keithly, Iola; his mother, Doris Peters and husband, Pete, Iola; in-laws Wayne and Neva Turner, LaHarpe; brother, Craig Keithly, Iola; sister, Annette Crawford and husband, David, Bartlesville, Okla.; grandmother, Hellen Bell, Iola; and three grandchildren, Caiden, Korbin and Braylon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Lee Keithly, Sr.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum and graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Colony Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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