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Dr. Alfred William Keller, Jr.

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“I am sorry for the loss of a great caring doctor . To his family and friends . he was a wonderful obgyn he delivered both of my children and...Read More »
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Martin - AR

“Dr. Keller was a nice man. He seemed genuinely concerned about his patients and listened to my needs. I will miss his service. Roberta Martin-Jones ”
2 of 100+ | Posted by: Roberta Martin-Jones - AR

“I just learned of Dr. Keller's passing, as I have been back in Texas for many years. He was such an amazing man. He delivered my beautiful daughter...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Catherine Huyck - Austin, TX

“You were a great and awesome man.. You brought 2 of the 3 joys in my life into this world. I can not thank you enough for that ... you will be missed...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda Davidson - AR - patient

“I just found out about Dr Keller passing. He was my doctor since 1988, he took very good care of me. He was a very loving man, and he had the best...Read More »
5 of 100+ | Posted by: Sheila Ellis - Colt, AR - Patient

“Dr. Keller.... You saved my life and I'm sure many of others can say the same. I'm so thankful God put you in my path to deliver Wesley and KayLee. I...Read More »
6 of 100+ | Posted by: Brooke Bredensteiner-Justice - AR

“The best doctor in tears rest in love. ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: demeris - littlerock, AR

“I just heared of Dr. Kellers passing. I am so sorry. He was a great doctor. He delivered my son in 2002. Prayers for the family ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: Melanie Watkins - Lonoke, AR

“Dr. Keller, from the bottom of my heart I thank you. I remember sitting in your office when you told me the harsh truth that other Doctors were...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Tara Hernandez - AR

“We loved Dr Keller! He helped us enjoy our pregnancy (7/2011-3/2012)! He had a surgery that prevented him from delivering us but came in the next...Read More »
10 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Williams - North Little Rock, AR

“In 2011, Dr. Keller literally saved my life upon reviewing an ultrasound. I will forever be grateful to him. His candor and bedside manner was...Read More »
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Stringer - AR - patient

“Dr. Keller was my doctor for many years! A wonderful man! My heart and prayers are with his family! ”
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie Davis - Sherwood, AR

“Dr. Keller was a great physician! I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
13 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Johnson - Sherwood, AR

“Dr. Keller was recommended to me while pregnant but he had so many patients that I was not able to see him until well after my 2nd child, now I see...Read More »
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Tameka Jones - Jacksonville, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up across the street from Al, on Lochridge Rd, in Lakewood. There were many kids on our street , most of them...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: Gena Clifton Norris - Sherwoood, AR

“My deepest sympathy and sincere prayers to Dr Keller's family. ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Betty Treat - North Little Rock, AR

“Sweet Dr. Keller delivered my 1st son June 2, 1982. He made the experience so much fun and enjoyable with his fantastic bedside manner and humor. I...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Fran Smith - Clarksville, AR

“Oh My God; First of all i would like to say you all have my Deepest Sympathy.I was just in the office in December, they told me Dr. Kellar was having...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Camille Sanders - AR - Patient

“Sara: I am so sorry. Always treasure your wonderful memories. You and your family are in my thoughts ans prayers. Robbi Mooney ”
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Robbi Mooney - Clarksville, AR

“Sara, Will and Ben, I was working in St Louis when I heard about Al passing. I stopped near the Buffalo River to reflect on the great times Al and...Read More »
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Dave Richard - Conway, AR

“I am so sorry and praying for Dr. Keller's family. I have been going to Dr. Keller since 1982 and loved this man dearly, he was the sweetest doctor...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Pam Lawrence - Sherwood, AR

“Dr. Keller has been my doctor for many years. About 16 years ago I had a difficult pregnancy with my 2nd son. Dr. Keller had to put an IV in before...Read More »
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne Houser Dopieralla - AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Kellers family. This man was one of a kind, a straight shooter. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age...Read More »
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Tara White Williams

“DearSara and Family, My heart goes out to you and your family. I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to you in hopes that the lord can help you...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Kingston - Cabot, AR

“Mrs. Keller & family, I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Keller. Dr. Keller's parents and my parents (John & LaRue Cook) were good friends, in fact,...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Darby (Cook) Blair - AR - Friend

“Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We are grateful to have know Al and your family. What a beautiful family. ”
26 of 100+ | Posted by: Lindy and Don Streit - AR

“Sorry for your loss Diane St John ”
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Diane St John - El Paso, AR

“I worked at the NLRWC for over 3 years and he typically only called us sis....had he called us by our names, we may have assumed we were in trouble!!...Read More »
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Lacy Ellis - NLR, AR

“Sara, Will and Ben, I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a gentle, kind and compassionate person to us who knew him as a friend. So much more to you,...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Teresa Lovern - North Little Rock, AR

“Dr Keller literally saved my life and I will forever be grateful for him. He was by my side my entire pregnancy and visited me each morning that I...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Amanda Janson - NLR, AR

“For many years Dr. Keller was more than my doctor, he was like a member of our family. He delivered our beautiful daughter Rachel in the early...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Reggie and Elizabeth Jackson - AR

“Dr. Keller, my doctor for over 29 years always kept up with our race horses. We had Archarcharch, who won the AR derby and ran in the KY derby. And...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Val Yagos - Jacksonville, AR

“My Heart was Sadden when I saw in the Paper about the Passing of Dr Keller He Was a Great Doctor . And Yes He Deliver Lots of Babies and Two of them...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan and Marlon Murray - AR

“My heart is sad hearing about Dr. Al. He along with Dr. Fuller, delivered my first son. I have been a patient of both doctors since 1980. My fondest...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Rosalind Davis - Jacksonville, AR

“Dear Family of Dr. Keller, I am so sad to hear of your loss. I have been a patient of Dr. Keller's for almost 30 years and he delivered my only...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Cushing - Benton, AR

“"To Be Absent From The Body Is To Be Present With The LORD". Dr. Keller delivered my baby twenty-three years ago this month. I thank God for his care...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Brenda Allen - Little Rock, AR

37 of 100+ | Posted by: BarbaraHolladay - England Ar, AR

“So sorrow to hear about Dr. Al. We will never forget the wonderful time we had with you and Al at the Dallas Marathon. What a great trip it was -...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Tommy and Jo Ann Layton - AR

“I am blessed to have had such a sweet Dr.I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Barbie Graham - Heber Springs, AR

“Thanks for being a caring Doctor and truly showing that to me and my family. My prayers are with your family in this time. ”
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Ann Mantooth - Cabot, AR

“He was very loved and will be very missed!!! God Bless!!! ”
41 of 100+ | Posted by: Tricia Jones - NLR, AR

“Heavy heart. Worlds loss, heavens gain. I've been a patient for 30 yrs. Dr. Keller delivered my 3 children and 2 of my grandchildren. He saved my son...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: DeAnne W. - Jacksonville, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God Bless and Comfort you at this time. Dr. Keller was a very special person and Dr. He...Read More »
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Dollar - Nlr, AR - Patient

“I was greatly saddened to hear of Dr. Keller's passing. As one of his many patients, I found him to be a truly marvelous doctor and human being. ...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Debra Johnson - Sherwood, AR

“I would like to say thank you for sharing Dr. Keller with me and my family. He sacrificed so much for his patients. He gave his time and his...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: Rebecca Ozment North Little Rock

“Dr Keller was a wonderful physician and will be missed by all of his patients. I trusted him fully and felt blessed to have someone who was so...Read More »
46 of 100+ | Posted by: Billie Roberts - Sherwood, AR

“I will miss his unwavering support, encouragement and comfort. He was there through some of my life's messiest curveballs and kept it real with...Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: Heather Neal-Rice - Jacksonville, AR

“Thanks for being the most caring doctor I have ever had. You will be greatly missed. ”
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Rhonda Williams - AR - patient

“You probably don't know me, but Dr Keller touched our family. My daughter became sick while in college and we knew no one to turn to in our city....Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol Long - Dallas, TX

“There is a great void on our unit since Dr Keller has been sick. Even greater since we know we will not see his sweet face again in this world but...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Heien Rn Nursery - Scott, AR

“Al and I are cousins. I am sad to say I have not seen him for close to 50 years. I am so proud to read of the love everyone has expressed for him. ...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: Barb Berry - De Soto, MO - Cousin

“To the family of the late great Dr. Kellar, As I walked towards labor and delivery at Baptist North, I saw a picture of Dr. Kellar. My first thought...Read More »
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Hill - No Little Rock, AR

“You were truly one of our greatest spiritual friends !! Thankyou always for all your love and concern . Our prayers are with Sarah and the boys ....Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Sherry DeClerk - Pocahontas, AR

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia McGhee-Scott - Sherwood, AR

“My heart is truly saddened of Dr. Keller's passing! He has been my doctor for over 25 years and has always been there for me. He pulled me through...Read More »
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia McGhee-Scott - Sherwood, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Keller. He was my doctor for over 21 years and delivered my two youngest children. My son who he...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Theresa - Cabot, AR - Patient

“I have probably not seen Al in over 40 years. But, I have always known of his presence, particularly when he was in medical school and in practice in...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: Thomas M. "Tom" Carpenter - AR

“Sara and family, We are so deeply saddened to hear of Dr Keller's passing. He was such a wonderful man, kind, strong, and inspirational, . Please...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: CartiNlr - Nlr, AR

“Sara, Will, Drew, and Ben, Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Al had such a "Big" presence when he walked in a room! I'll never forget the...Read More »
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Ginger and Terry White - AR

60 of 100+ | Posted by: LISA LOHNES & CAMIE LOHNES - AR

“God bless Dr. Keller and his family and close friends.Dr. Keller was my OB/GYN doctor since I was 17 years old. That's 30 years of being the most...Read More »
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary - North Little Rock, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time . It was an honor to know and work with Dr. Keller . He was always had a way of...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Purchase, RN - Cabot, AR

“With tears of love for your precious family. Truly wonderful tribute to an awesome man of faith ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Debbie thicksten - Little rock, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. DR Keller delivered my daughter 23 years ago. I'm ever so greatful to him and the...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: Becky Lacy - AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Keller family. Dr. Keller was a great man with an even better sense of humor. As a patient of his for many years...Read More »
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Angela - Sherwood, AR - Patient

“I'm so sorry for yours and family loss. My prayers and thoughts are with yall as you go thru this tough time. Dr. Keller made my first pregency a...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Wanda Simpson - Austin, AR

“I am a physical therapist and I met Dr Keller when one of his pregnant patients was injured in an accident and became a patient of mine. I was so...Read More »
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Vicki Finch - North Little Rock, AR

“Dr. Keller will be missed greatly. He was my doctor for over 30 years. He always put my fears to ease. I will be forever grateful for bringing my...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Yvonne Arnold - Cabot, AR

“His gift of life will always be remembered!! ”
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Brantley RN - AR

“I became a patient of Dr. Keller and Dr. Fuller shortly after they opened their practice. Dr. Keller saw us through one miscarriage and 51 weeks...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Mary Ben Newton - England, AR

“So many mornings would echo with him wanting to "get the ball rolling" as he walked quickly through the unit. I miss hearing him come down the hall,...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Dianne Harvey - Jacksonville, AR

“Dr Keller was such a wonderful man and physician! I worked with him in surgery when I was just a "baby nurse" and out of all the ob/gyn's I knew I...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Danya Robertson - Vilonia, AR

“We worked many hours with doc in the operating room. We always loved Dr. Keller days. He is truly missed. God bless you all. ”
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimberly Yarbrough

“I am truly heart broken to hear of Dr Kellers passing! He was an AMAZING doctor . I can hear his jovial " Hey gal! How we doing?" He delivered both...Read More »
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Debra Thrasher - Sherwood, AR

“The Keller Family Dr. Keller safely delivered all four of my grandchildren for which I am eternally grateful. May you find peace and comfort.f ”
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Sonja Poellot - NLR, AR - patient

“I was the rush chariman for Phi Kappa Psi at Vanderbilt when these two skinny ackward arrogant Razorbacks strolled through the house from Little Rock...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Tom DeWitt - Tyler, TX

“I wasn't even looking for a GYN when I first met Al but he impressed me as a gentle man with an excellent humor. When he first treated me it was...Read More »
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Judy Applin - Little Rock, AR

“Dr. Keller delivered my son Christopher Strong on OCT 6, 1985 ”
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Strong - Little Rock, AR

“Dear family and friends of Al... A wonderful friend, and a wonderful doctor, who help guide my 2 boys into this world. A man whose warmth and...Read More »
79 of 100+ | Posted by: Chris Gormley - Savannah, GA

“So sad to hear of Dr. Keller's passing. He delivered me in 1980 and delivered my 3 girls. He found my melanoma in 2010 and likely saved my life. God...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Sara Slayton - austin, AR

“you'll be greatly missed! no one quite like you.you have left alot of memories.i'll miss hereing sis or suz ”
81 of 100+ | Posted by: susan williams - ward, AR

“Dr. Keller you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Thank you for always being so thoughtfull and caring, but that just goes with how...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: HOLLIE LAWS - patient

“Going to miss you Dr.Al Keller...you birth both of my children and your always sweet and humble! My you rest now sweet angel and GOD BLESS your wife...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: April - NLR, AR - Patient

“I'm deeply saddened, Dr Keller had been my doctor for over 20 yrs. I am sorry for your lost, I am praying God gives you the family strength. He will...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: nicol craig - garland, TX

“Sara, words fall short describing how sad Sheala and I have been to relay your loss to Al's fraternity brothers. It is hard to believe you and Al...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: Mark & Sheala Browning - GA

“Sara, Will and Ben - my heart aches for you. Al represented strength and kindness to me. I will never forget the times our families spent in the...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Louann Gardner - AR - Friend

“My favorite memory of Dr. Keller was during the delivery of my child, nearly 16 years ago. We did not know the gender of my baby but my husband...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy Meador - Cabot, AR

“I am truly sorry to hear of Dr. Al's passing and am praying for his family. I was a patient of his for 24 years and each time I saw him I asked about...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Henry - North Little Rock, AR

“I have been a patient of Dr Keller since 89.He was a very special dr and friend.Always made me feel special when he came into room and said "Hey...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth McManus - Ward, AR

“Dr Keller was my Dr for over 18 years. He delivered me and my two girls. He will be dearly missed by so many. Prayers go out to his wife, sons and...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Lacy - Cabot, AR

“I have been a patient of Dr. Keller's since he went into practice with Dr. Fuller in 1980. He delivered both of my children and I have continued to...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Mickey - AR - patient

“Just thinking of him brings a smile to my face. The day he was talking about Sara's old lingering poodle is my most favorite memory of him. He was...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Becki Neal - Springdale, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Keller's passing. He was a really great doctor and was especially caring of all of this patients and their families. ...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie & Charles Kent, Jr. - AR

“Al was my doctor for 20 years and delivered both of my children. He will be greatly missed and it won't be the same without him. ”
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Elizabeth Gray - Cabot, AR

“Dr. Keller has been my Doctor for 29 years. Back in 1987, I was Val Keller and had a difficult pregnancy. Dr. Keller told me he would deliver my...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: Val Yagos - Jacksonville, AR

“Al, you always took the time to talk to people when you ran into them or they had a question. The world is a better place because you were in it. ...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Sharon Wingo McMinn - Sherwood, AR

“Dr. Keller took care of me for over 30 years. You don't see someone for that length of time and remain a patient - at least you didn't with Dr....Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: GiGi Parkhill - North Little Rock, AR

“My sister, Val Yagos, referred me to Dr. Keller shortly after I moved to AR six years ago. I only saw him for routine exams etc... However a year...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Cami Smith - Benton, AR - Patient

“It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Keller many years ago at St. Vincent North when there was a Labor and Delivery unit. He was a kind spirit and...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen G - AR

“Dr. Keller has been my physician for about 18 years...I will miss his humor, kindness, generosity, and that wonderful outgoing personality. His...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Alana Kaucher - Little Rock, AR

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Dr. Alfred William Keller, Jr. was born February 21, 1951 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Alfred William Keller, Sr. and Mary Virginia Keller. He was a life long resident of North Little Rock, except for two years spent in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where his dad transferred for work. Al attended Lakewood Elementary, North Little Rock High, and graduated from Jonesboro High. He attended Vanderbilt University and was a graduate of UAMS, where he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. On April 18, 1981, Al married the love of his life Sara Walton Keller. The love they shared with each other knew no bounds and those around them witnessed this firsthand.
In July of 1980, he began a long and successful practice at the North Little Rock Women's Clinic with Dr. Dale Fuller where they worked together until February of 2013. Over those many years, other partners joined the clinic but Al and Dale were always the backbone of the practice. During Al's career he delivered well over 7,000 babies and he loved every one of them. Of those 7,000, he particularly loved his two sons, Dr. Alfred William Keller, III and Benjamin Paul Keller. Above all else, they were his greatest achievements in life.
Among his other accomplishments and accolades, Al was a dedicated servant to his city and the community. He was a diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, an Eagle Scout, an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, a member of the Argenta City Club, a 4th degree Knight of the Heber Springs, Arkansas Knights of Columbus, a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and St. Albert's Catholic Church, a constant beacon of faith in God and a faithful Catholic, a fiercely loyal and loving friend, and, most importantly, a devoted husband and father.
He spent his last two years of life living in his dream home on North Hills Blvd. right on the lake he grew up around. Al spent many days during his childhood fishing the same waters with his own father. Every morning, he loved watching the sun rise and shine out over the water, but he particularly enjoyed sitting with his family and watching the sun set over his lake.
On February 19th, the Keller family and the Garrison family came together at Al's beloved house and watched Will Keller and Drew Garrison become husband and wife with Al's lake in the background. Al was not able to attend the formal ceremony on March 2, 2013, but he was there in spirit as Will and his daughter-in-law Drew exchanged vows.
Al left our lives for the next at 8:45 a.m. on March 5, 2013. He passed away in the house he gave his family surrounded by the people who loved him more than anything. As he passed, what started as a cloudy, windy morning blew away into a beautiful day with the sun shining on his lake and on all of us. Al is survived by his loving wife Sara, his two sons Will and Ben, daughter-in-law Drew, his sister Sally, his nieces Amy and Claire, and his countless friends and extended family who loved him dearly.
Romans 8:28, 31: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose…What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Al's name to either UAMS Family Home, 4300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Music Ministry, 7000 J.F.K. Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116. A Vigil service and Rosary is scheduled for Sunday, March 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.

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