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Jimmy Keeling

James Hoyt Keeling

James Hoyt Keeling, known affectionately as Jimmy, passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2023, at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was born on Feb. 27, 1951, in Randolph County, the beloved son of the late James Milton and Eva Branson Keeling.


Jimmy lived a fulfilling life, leaving behind cherished memories for his family and friends. He dedicated himself to his work, proudly owning and operating a successful auto body shop for 35 years. After retiring, he shifted his focus to his family and indulged in his many hobbies.


One of Jimmy's greatest joys was attending cruise-ins with his loving wife, Cindy, by his side. Together, they reveled in the beauty of their restored pride and joy, a 1964 1/2 rangoon red Ford Mustang that they had painstakingly brought back to its former glory. Their shared passion for restoration created lasting memories and deepened their bond.


In addition to his wife, Cindy Johnson Keeling, Jimmy is survived by his devoted son, James, and his wife, Susan. He also leaves behind numerous other dear family members and friends who will miss him dearly.


A memorial service to celebrate Jimmy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2023, at the Archdale Assembly of God, 4405 Archdale Road, Archdale.


Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service in Asheboro is honored to assist Jimmy’s family.


During this time of mourning, let us remember Jimmy for the love and joy he brought into our lives. His legacy will live on through the memories we hold dear. May he rest in eternal peace.