Keith LeeRoy Vroman (Flying Eagle) |

Keith LeeRoy Vroman (Flying Eagle)

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Keith LeeRoy Vroman, age 52, of Elizabethton, TN, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in Oklahoma. He was born in Kadoka, SD, and was the son of the late Wesley and Lavina (McDonald) Vroman. The family moved to Carbondale, CO, where Keith graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 1978. He attended Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO, in 1979 and later on became a professional truck driver, known to all as the “Flying Eagle” for 20 years, during which some of that time he also owned and operated KV Trucking.

In 2009, Keith reconnected with the girl he fell in love with, but never told her as she had moved away. So 37 years later he found her on and found the feelings were mutual. They have been together since. A true love story cut short by tragedy.

Keith was very spiritual and loved eagles. He enjoyed NASCAR, horses, rodeo, dancing, bowling, golfing, fishing, camping and boating. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, son, Terry Vroman, an infant sister, Misty Vroman.

Survivors include the love of his life, Debbi, of the home; son, Jessy Vroman; stepson, Steven Crouch; stepdaughter, Stephanie Crouch (his little Wishbie); a granddaughter, Bailey Templeman; two sisters, Lila Mayer, Kim Marion-Gonser; a niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Debra Taylor, 141 Brown Road, Elizabethton, TN 37643 to help with expenses as he had no life insurance.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting our website at and signing the guestbook.

Tetrick Funeral Home, in Elizabethton, is serving the Vroman family. Phone: (423) 542-2232, obituary line: (423) 543-4917.

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