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Richard Leslie "Rick" Keith, 68, of rural Veedersburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.
Rick was born Nov. 5, 1948, in Watseka, Ill., the son of James Kenneth and Kathryn Irene (Taylor) Keith. He had married Linda Douglas, and they later divorced.
Surviving family include two daughters, Rebecca Beristain, Lafayette and Mona Louise (Juan) Teoba, Lafayette; a son, Johnathon J. Keith, Kingman; three sisters, Kathryn D. Keith, Veedersburg, Melba Jean Keith, Joliet, Ill., and Hallie (John) Hannon, Veedersburg; two brothers, James K. Keith, Wingate and Gregory Drew (Susie) Keith, Elkland, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Ivy Beristain, Diego Beristain, Joseph Voyce, Angel Teoba, Adrian Teoba, Antonio Teoba, Juanito Teoba, and Giuliana Teoba; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Rick graduated from Fountain Central High School where he had enjoyed playing varsity football and had earned a spot on their wall of fame; after high school he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist at Danville Metal Stamping. He was a member of Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, NRA, and Rocky Forge Blacksmithing Guild. He also had many other interest and club involvements throughout his life.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Greg McDonald officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Wednesday and continue until the time of service. Burial will follow service at Highland Cemetery in Williamsport, Ind. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 21, 2016
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