Harrison Bradley Keller, III

February 22, 1947 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 73)

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Dr. Harrison Bradley Keller III, age 73, of Mary Esther, FL, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020.  He was born on February 22, 1947 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He is preceded in death by his father, Harrison Bradley Keller Jr, his mother, Lois Lee Smith and his sister, Carol Wood.

Brad went to college at Johns Hopkins University and entered the Air Force in 1967.  He went to Washington University Medical School in St Louis, completed a surgical internship at Wilford Hall in San Antonio and then went to Panama City, FL with the Air Force as a flight surgeon.  He completed an Ear Nose and Throat Residency at the University of Florida and then went back to San Antonio for a Plastic Surgery fellowship. After serving as Chief of Plastic Surgery in Biloxi, MS, Brad went into the Air Force Reserves and moved to Fort Walton Beach, FL, where he set up his own private practice in 1981. He later added Hand Surgery to his medical licenses. His private practice was open for almost 30 years.

Brad was a prominent surgeon, Air Force Colonel, humanitarian and a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. He was clever, funny and had an encyclopedic memory for knowledge and an unmatched hunger for learning, traveling and adventure. Brad enjoyed the comradery and friends made in the Krewe of Bowlegs and the many lasting friendships with the Krewes around the country. He is survived by his loving wife, Toni Wurth; daughters, Michelle Wurth, Kacy McClean, Jojo Wise and Laura Burrough; sons, Bryan Wurth and Brad Keller; sister, Nancy Maher; eight grandchildren and numerous friends and colleagues who loved him dearly.

At this time, there are no plans for a service, but donations can be made in Brad’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project at or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at Please take a moment to learn something new, share a laugh or plan an adventure, in his memory.



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