OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" S. Keating

July 26, 1957September 19, 2021

Thomas ‘Tommy’ S. Keating, age 64, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021. Tommy was born on July 26, 1957 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a son to the late Thomas C. Keating and Bettie Sue Cheairs Keating. Tommy was a man of very few words with a lot of wisdom, humor, and quick wit. His determination and drive to work hard for his family was evident in everything he did. When Tommy was in the seventh grade he met a sweet young lady, Renee Daigle, little did he know 15 years later he would marry Renee and share thirty-eight and a half wonderful years together. In 1987 Tommy moved his wife and two sons from Louisiana to Georgia where he and his brother Ross would carry on the family business with their children. The two established Keating Brothers Construction and quickly developed a tremendously successful business that is still thriving today. If Tommy wasn’t working you could easily find him in the woods hunting, on the water fishing, or his favorite pass time- going out on the town with his beautiful wife. As a Louisiana native he loved a good fish fry, crawfish boil, or just a plain ole’ party with great friends and family. Tommy may not have been the loudest in the bunch but he was always the person everyone wanted to be around and have a good time with. Yes, work and hobbies and having fun were all things Tommy enjoyed, but absolutely nothing brought him more joy than being a husband, father, grandfather, and uncle- his family was all that truly mattered. In his own way Tommy made a great impact on this earth and is certainly going to be missed by all who knew and loved him. Along with this wife, Renee Keating, Tommy is survived by his two sons, Shawn Keating, wife Jen, of Woodstock, Georgia, and Landon Keating, wife Laura, of Chamble, Georgia; two grandchildren, Tyner and Ramsey Keating; siblings, Kerri Keating Duplechain, husband Stephen, Todd Keating, wife Toni, and Ross Keating, wife Sharon; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends also survive. The family will receive friends from eleven o’clock in the morning until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home. A funeral service to honor the life of Tommy Keating will be held at one o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in the Chapel of Roswell Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Turnbull officiating. Interment will be held in the Green Lawn Cemetery of Roswell, Georgia with the following gentlemen honorably serving as pallbearers, Griffin Keating, Grant Keating, Josh Wilson, Jake Wilson, Derek Langlois, and Joseph Monte Jr. All guest are invited to attend a reception immediately following at the Event Center of Roswell Funeral Home. The funeral service for Tommy Keating have been entrusted to the care of Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road Roswell, Georgia 30076. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Every Link Matters https://everylinkmatters.org in honor of his great grandniece Emilee Ann Hunter.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

Memories

Thomas "Tommy" S. Keating

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RikiAnne Wojciechowski

September 25, 2021

There are no words I can say.
I want to reach out and hug all of you.
Tommy was a good man.
Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

David Watkins

September 23, 2021

December 4, 2010, I shot my biggest 10 point buck. On the walkie talkie, Tommy asked me " Son, what did you do? Shoot another doe"? I responded no its a beautiful 10 pointer! Tommy said " Son you got a golden egg up your rear end".
We're gonna miss you at the hunting camp Sir! Many great years with you,R.W., and C.O.P. and sons! We'll keep the west food plot covered for you! Thanks for the memories!

Mike Browning

September 22, 2021

I have not seen Tommy in many years but consider myself very fortunate to have had “Keating” as a friend. We shared many a good time in the 70’s and 80’s that I will never forget.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Renee and all the Keating family.
Rest easy my friend

Jacob Wilson

September 22, 2021

Uncle Tommy…
You’ve left quite a crater in our hearts.

It’s pretty awesome that you and T. C. are hanging again. He’s probably enjoying finally getting to share his “private” opinions on Barry O., the Donald, and Sleepy Joe. Oh, to be a fly on that wall.

Give Nanny our love, and tell Dan we said howdy.

Try to leave a few specks for St. Peter or the Gipper or whoever’s going fishing with you up there.

(And if I never said it, thanks for the rides in the old Case trackhoe way back in the 80’s. They’re some of my favorite memories.)

Wayne & Shirley Landry

September 22, 2021

We have many fond memories of the time we spent with Tommy and his family. We will always keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

Nanan Shirley and Uncle Wayne

Alta Laciura

September 22, 2021

My heart breaks for the entire Keating family. It is so sad to lose such a valued member of the family. I never knew Tommy personally other than the occasional Sunday afternoon at Grandma Ida's & Grandpa Mart's house when family members would visit and the cousins would play "eye spy" or go outside and the guys would toss the football around the the girls would walk on the brick ledge or just watch. I know Uncle Tom and Aunt Sue treasured Tommy. I do recall my dad, Uncle Bob, saying that Tommy was a crack shot when it came to killing birds. I pray that your loss will be filled with good memories and blessed hopes for the future. May God bless you, Rene and your entire family. You will be in our prayers always. Love always, Alta Keating Laciura

Derrick Isham

September 22, 2021

Journey concert, we took a party bus to the event that was outdoors. While our group stood to watch the concert, Tommy and I sat in lawn chairs smoking cigars and enjoyed the music. We didn’t need to see it, just enjoying a cigar, surrounded by friends, with nice back ground music was enough. I will forever remember that day and a life lesson from a man that knew…..You don’t need to always be the life of the party, sometimes you just need to sit, relax, and listen. Thank you Tommy!

Mike Hunter

September 21, 2021

My favorite memory was watching football and talking business in Firestones Woodstock GA

Mary Jeansonne

September 21, 2021

I hope you find peace and comfort in your time of grief. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow. Let the memories provide comfort in your journey through this loss. Tommy was a true gentleman, husband, father and friend. He will be truly missed by all of the lives he has touched. Rest In Peace.

Jan Wilson Chisholm

September 21, 2021

Our heart and prayers got out to the Keating family during this time of sorrow. We will continue to pray for you through this journey for God’s peace and grace.
Jim & Jan Wilson Chisholm

FROM THE FAMILY