James Keesling, Age :61

Jan 13,1959---Oct 07,2020

 James E. Keesling, age 61, was called home to our Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday October 7, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. J.K. as he was most well known, was born January 13, 1959 in Albuquerque and spent most of his life on an acre of land in a quiet neighborhood of the South Valley. J.K. was a dedicated and hard-working man, being employed by Johnstone Supply for over 40 years. His co-workers and customers knew him to be a kind-hearted and reliable staple in the company from its infancy. His main interests included spending time with his family, caring for his various plants and animals and Sunday morning coffee and fishing with his brother, Jerry. He took the greatest joy in his grandchildren, Julian, Joey, and Jase Martinez, by whom he was very fondly known as Poppy. 

He is survived by his children Jasmine Martinez and her husband Justin Martinez and Calen Keesling and his partner Kelly Pittman and his three grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, K. Wayne and Emma Keesling and his sister Gloria. A celebration of life gathering will take place at J.K.'s home for close family and friends on a date to be determined. Per his final request, J.K.'s ashes will be spread at Keesling owned Red Fox Ranch near Ramah, New Mexico. Instead of flowers, the family asks for donation to be made in J.K.'s name to Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (505) 775-3032 in Ramah, NM. 

Arrangements Entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main Street NE, Los Lunas, NM 87031



Nicole Saavedra Oct 15 ,2020

Niece ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Our deepest Condolences and prayers. ❤

Steve Butz Oct 20 ,2020

Friend ,ALBUQUERQUE ,New Mexico

I am sorry for your loss. JK will truly be missed and always will be remembered. It was an honor to know him. God rest his soul