Billy Don Keal “BK Smooth”

Published 7:47 pm Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mr. Billy Don Keal, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Billy was a native of Port Arthur and was a Deacon at Seventh Street Baptist Church.

He was employed by The United Superior Insulation Group, LLC. Billy was a 1979 graduate of Lincoln High School and attended Lamar State College for Automotive Engineering. Billy also served his country as a Sergeant in the Texas Army National Guard.

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A visitation is scheduled Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with the funeral starting at 11:00 A.M. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Michael R. Woods, officiating.

Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, a sister and 4 brothers. He is survived by his mother, Gladiola Simpson, his children in love, Kerry Roberts, Joseph Roberts, Chiquita Martin, Aisha Joseph, Felix Joseph and Nicdemus Joseph, all of Port Arthur.

Five brothers, Leon (Geneva) of Nacogdoches, TX, Leonard Ray (Sandra), Cornelius (Cheryl), Cleveland, and Michael (Pernella) all of Port Arthur, three sisters, Verna of Birmingham, Alabama, Theresa (Kevin), Elizabeth (Michael) of Port Arthur, 17 grandchildren, 3 godchildren Arnelle Prevost, Ana St. Ann Joseph and Robin Joseph, a special friend Lizzie Roberts and several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.