Malcolm D. Keel, 73, of Grant, Ala., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.

He was born Nov. 2, 1941, to Howard and Janie Keel.

He is survived by his wife Helen Keel, son Johnathan Keel (Aimee), granddaughter Jenna Keel, sister Kay Smith, stepsons Billy Bennett, Steven Bennett (Lisa), step grandchildren Brandy, B.J., Grant, Summer, Autumn, Wynter, seven step great-grandchildren, niece Kelly Hopkins, several more nieces and nephews, special friends Bill and Kay Burns, and several friends and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by brother Doyle G. Keel, father Howard Keel, and mother Janie Keel.

The funeral was held at the New Hope Funeral Home Chapel on March 10, 2015. Burial was in the Hayden Cemetery.