GySgt Robert K. Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is in memory of GySgt Robert K. Keller (Keith), a Marine who spent his career encouraging young adults to believe they could overcome any obstacles they faced and become leaders.
Keith was born April 5, 1977 to Don Keller and Martha Webb Keller in Anderson, South Carolina. He graduated from Seneca High School in South Carolina in 1995 and joined the Marine Corps on January 22, 1996. After completing two deployments in Iraq, Keith, his wife, Niki, and son, Xavier, moved to Abilene in August 2011. He worked as a Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of Recruiting Sub-Station Abilene. He was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene.
Keith deeply loved his wife, children, family, and the Marine Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Nicole Keller of Abilene; his parents Don and Martha Keller of Easley, South Carolina; a son, Xavier Grayson Keller of Abilene; a daughter, Ariana Grace Keller of Columbus, Georgia; a brother, Paul Keller of Anderson, South Carolina; a sister, Natalie Keller Jacobson of Spartanburg, South Carolina; an aunt, Ann Kem of Franklin, Kentucky; and an uncle and aunt, Bob and Charlotte Kleier, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky.