Willis L. Keith, Sr., 87, was active in Crothersville gov't
Willis L. Keith Sr., 87, of Retreat died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services were Friday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial following at Cana Cemetery.
Mr. Keith was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and was a member of Cana United Methodist Church where he fulfilled the position as church trustee for many years. He worked for the American Can Company from 1944 until 1988. He served eight years on the Crothersville Community School Board, was a former democrat precinct committeeman, and a member of the Crothersville Senior Citizens. Mr. Keith enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and raising homing pigeons.
Born February 19, 1927 in Jennings County, Mr. Keith was the son of William Thomas and Bessie (Lewis) Keith. On May 9, 1944 he married Mary Elizabeth (Perry) Keith who preceded him in death on April 13, 2001.
Survivors include sons, Willis L. "Bucky" (Charlotte) Keith Jr. and Marty J. Keith, both of Crothersville; daughters, Connie L. (Jack) Napier of Austin and Tonna S. (David) Runge of Crothersville; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wilda Jean (Marshall) Terrell of Flatrock.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Mabel Page, Mildred Hildreth, and LaVerne Barrett and a brother, Lewis Keith.
Memorial contributions to Cana Cemetery in care of the funeral home.