George A. “Buddy” Kehle, Jr., 80, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Visitation will be at Breeland Funeral Home on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 5:00 pm until the 7:00 pm Rosary Service. Visitation will also be Friday from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery.
A native of Canton, Buddy, was All Conference Choctaw for Canton High School Football and, he received his Chemical Engineering Degree from Mississippi State University in 1956. His work career includes Riverside Chemical, Madison County Co-Op and farming. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed gardening.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Buddy was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Hamilton.
Survivors include: wife, Beverly E. Kehle of Canton; daughter, Kathy Kehle of Canton; sister, Betty Heathman of Brandon; brother, John Kehle of Canton; grandchildren, Michael Brown (Jessica) of Pearl and Kim Pointer (Shaun) of Biloxi; great grandchildren, Finn and Taylor Brown and Declan Pointer; nieces, Christy Heathman-Hart, Mary Dugan, Jan Harris, and Kathy Turner; and nephews, Don Hamilton and Michael Hamilton.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at The Nichols Center.