Bench & Bar

MAR 2018

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| MARCH/APRIL 2018 72 CHARLES RANDY KEETON , of Louisville, passed away on Feb- ruary 8 after battling Parkinson's Disease for many years. Keeton was born on Nov. 8, 1949, in Ashland, Ky. He graduated from Boyd County High School in 1967, Marshall University in 1971 and the University of Kentucky School of Law in 1975. Keeton began his distinguished legal career with Brown, Todd & Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd) in 1975 and helped grow the firm from 28 to over 500 lawyers. He was a nationally recognized expert on the Uniform Commercial Code, complex business bankruptcy matters, and commercial and loan transactions. Keeton was gen- erous with his time and intellect, widely respected as a "lawyer's lawyer" and universally considered "the professor" or "the reclining orator" among his colleagues at the firm. e above information for Charles Randy Keeton was pulled from a version that appeared in the Courier-Journal from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12, 2018. To access the full obituary, visit: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary. aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188130093. DATE DECEASED June 15, 2017 October 9, 2017 July 16, 2017 January 6, 2018 December 27, 2017 November 15, 2017 August 30, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 14, 2018 January 21, 2018 January 22, 2017 October 6, 2017 October 24, 2017 December 8, 2017 November 7, 2017 July 13, 2017 January 18, 2018 November 17, 2017 December 27, 2017 November 24, 2017 January 2, 2018 December 9, 2017 STATE KY KY KY KY KY KY KY KY KY IN KY FL KY KY KY GA KY KY KY KY KY KY CITY Louisville Lexington Louisville Louisville Lexington Henderson Louisville Louisville Louisville Clarksville Louisville Punta Gorda Lexington Frankfort Louisville Atlanta Louisville Lexington Shelbyville Paris Louisville Lexington NAME Michael Louis Allen James E. Banahan Bonnie Kay Biemer Robert J. Bohnert Lloyd R. Cress Benjamin C. Cubbage Jr. Neal Henry Dockal Jr. Carrie G. Donald Larry Bruce Franklin Pamela J. Fratini Fred Hatmaker N. Theresa T. Hoagland William C. Jacobs Brian Thomas Judy Barbara B. Lewis Philip W. Linder Samuel Manly Thomas E. O'Shaughnessy Donald Thomas Prather Henry C. Prewitt Raymond L. Shelton Lisa Elaine Underwood A s a final tribute, the Bench & Bar publishes brief memorials recognizing KBA members in good standing as space permits and at the discretion of the editors. Please submit either written information or a copy of an obituary that has been published in a newspaper. Submissions may be edited for space. Memorials should be sent to sroberts@kybar.org. IN MEMORIAM NEAL H. DOCKAL , died at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the age of 77 from the complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Family and friends who knew Dockal are well aware of his per - sonal and professional accomplishments. It was his insatiable desire for higher education, however, that resulted in his leaving Galves- ton and his work aboard a shrimp boat to pursue undergraduate studies at Lamar University. He subsequently attended the Uni- versity of Hawaii, UC Berkeley, and the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville, where he earned Master's degrees in Social Work, Public Health Administration, Medical Behavioral Sciences and Sociology, and Criminal Justice Administration, respectively, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Brandeis School of Law. e above information for Neal H. Dockal was pulled from a version that appeared in the Courier-Journal on Sept. 3, 2017. To access the full obit- uary, visit: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx ?n=neal-h-dockal&pid=186546400&fhid=10679. Sailor, attorney and family patriarch, LARRY B. FRANKLIN passed away peacefully at home on Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. Born and raised in Shively, Ky., Franklin lived a life of extraordinary achievement, generosity and friendship. He was a graduate of Valley High-school where he was voted Mr. Valley High, a proud distinction he refused to let anyone forget. Following high-school, he was selected to attend the United States Naval Academy where he graduated with the honor of having the highest aptitude in his graduating class. His naval career lasted 36 more years culminating with his retirement from the United States Naval Reserves with the rank of Two-Star Rear Admiral (RADM). After serving on submarines in Vietnam, he attended night law school at the University of Louisville while working full-time at his Uncle Pat's appliance company. Grad- uating in 1967, he would go on to be widely known as one of the best lawyers in Kentucky and throughout the country, earning him a coveted spot as a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates. e above information for Larry B. Franklin was pulled from a ver- sion that appeared in the Courier-Journal from Jan. 17 to Jan. 19, 2018. To access the full obituary, visit: https://www.legacy.com/obit uaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?pid=187868331. See Page 22 for Convention Details THE WAIT IS OVER!

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